Rupture | A fear of spiders is the least of Noomi Rapace's worries in this grim horror thriller

Rupture Noomi Rapace
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Rupture Noomi Rapace

Something more than fear to fear

Abducted by members of a mysterious cult, Noomi Rapace’s arachnophobic single mom finds herself subjected to a series of strange, fear-inducing tests in a labyrinthine medical facility.

She, understandably, is soon gibbering in terror but scares are in shorter supply for the viewer in the underwhelming horror thriller Rupture.

Rapace’s heroine spends far too long strapped to a trolley while the film drip feeds hints of the experimenters’ sinister goals. And although the pace picks up in the final third, the story’s ultimate payoff is disappointing.

Certificate 15. Runtime 99 mins. Director Steven Shainberg

Rupture debuts on Sky Cinema Premiere on Thursday 11 May. Available on Blu-ray & DVD from Signature Entertainment.

Jason Best

A film critic for over 25 years, Jason admits the job can occasionally be glamorous – sitting on a film festival jury in Portugal; hanging out with Baz Luhrmann at the Chateau Marmont; chatting with Sigourney Weaver about The Archers – but he mostly spends his time in darkened rooms watching films. He’s also written theatre and opera reviews, two guide books on Rome, and competed in a race for Yachting World, whose great wheeze it was to send a seasick film critic to write about his time on the ocean waves. But Jason is happiest on dry land with a classic screwball comedy or Hitchcock thriller.