The 3D fad is upon us like a plague. As I've mentioned before, this is what Avatar hath wrought. I'm certainly all for keeping cinema alive in the age of piracy, narrow DVD release windows, and rising ticket prices, but it seems like every other film announced these days is being forged in the third dimension. Why? Just for the hell of it, I suppose. Does it really sell more tickets? Does it enhance the movie in any way? Anyone who has seen their share of 3D horror films knows that more often than not, they're just hurling weapons and body parts at the screen, rather than creating some sort of immersive environment that actually serves the story. I'm sorry. Did I say I wasn't going to rant?

Now the Italians are crashing the party with Hidden. Directed by Mariano Baino, this low budget, English language flick purports to be the first Italian produced 3D film, which leads me to my next point of contention. You see, I have sources. I have contacts. There are people out there, sniffing around and digging up facts. But I also have the Google. It took me all of 90 seconds to find that Nozze Vagabonde is actually the first Italian 3D film. Oh, and that was about 75 years ago.

Screen Daily has some more of the info here, where they lay out a quick bullet about the plot:

The horror/thriller is about an abandoned experimental medical centre that harbours a deadly secret. It only becomes known when a restoration project begins.

Also, here's the synopsis for Brad Anderson's superlative Session 9:

The horror/thriller is about an abandoned experimental medical centre that harbours a deadly secret. It only becomes known when a restoration project begins.

Hidden starts filming this month.

categories Movies, Horror