Number 20 on the Countdown to Halloween
Movie Review by Siobahn Harris
Flight 666 was not the flight I planned to take today. But, seeing as how my scheduled flight had no real horror in its overhead compartment, I had to switch planes. If you are already afraid of flying, Flight 666 might leave you grounded for life. On this flight, anything that could go wrong, does.
On a flight from LA to NYC, not much could go wrong, right? What is that, eight hours probably less? Unfortunately for the passengers of this flight, there is something very wrong.
Since take off they have been flying through a storm, so the flight starts out rough. Then we slip into an episode of the Twilight Zone when a passenger sees something on the wing. A girl in a bikini. It’s a weird time to sun bathe but everyone has their own way of doing things. The poor passenger that sees the woman locks himself in the bathroom to clear his head, but there’s no peace for him. While in there he sees another woman but this time in the mirror. He flips his shit, understandably, and everyone deems him crazy. Soon he is sedated and tied up. Sounds like the perfect way to fly. They all assume that he is freaking out due to the bad weather, but they quickly find out that he isn’t the only one seeing things.
They start to notice other things going wrong like the food is all rotten, some people start hearing voices, and then the planes loses all power. Thankfully, the pilots were able to get the power back but not without losing some things in the process, like the autopilot and the landing gear.
It’s only when both the passengers and the crew see a full body apparition that they try and figure out what they can do to stop it. They figure out that the ghost is angry at someone on board, but will they be able to figure out who and why before the plane crashes?
While this one was a lower budget movie, I liked it because it didn’t always feel like that. Overall, I felt like I was watching a group of people who were on a plane, but during the pilot scenes, if you look out the window, you could clearly see that there was a black sheet up. It immediately took me out of the movie. Well, that and the cargo area scene where you can tell that they were in a warehouse. Outside of those two thing, I thought the quality was pretty good.
I thought it was funny that at one point there was so many supernatural things going on that when one more thing happened, they weren’t phased by it. It made me think of the movie Clue when everyone became so numb to seeing dead people that no one was surprised that they found another dead body.
While I didn’t get scared, I think that there is so much going on that something might get to you. The story was pretty great and I loved how common sense was used, which is not something you normally see in horror. I think you would enjoy this film, but I’m just not sure it has the True Fear that would keep you up at night.