Drainiac is about four teenagers stuck in a haunted house. There seems to be
nothing remarkable about that, but don't be fooled. Nothing about this low
budget Brett Piper film is normal.
A young women (Georgia Hatzis) lives with a jerk of a father after her
mother's suicide. He forces her to clean an abandoned house he bought to sell,
and goes off drinking for the day. Her friends show up to bring her lunch, and
the water demons living under the house make their lives miserable for the
rest of the film.
This is a B horror film made with a low budget, but it is neither terrible nor
amateurish. Although it was originally shot on 16 mm, it looks and plays
better than you would expect. The effects are solid, and the technical overall
quality is professional. On the human side, Georgia Hatzis plays a very
conflicted but sympathetic character, and all of the cast members deliver
decent characterizations. This film will not disappoint those who enjoy
independent horror films with limited budgets.
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C is solid and a C+ is a VERY good movie. There are very few Bs
and As. Based on our descriptive system, this film is a: