Don't you just hate those pesky open portals to Hell? Well, I'm sure the characters in 11/11/11 sure do. But seriously, 11/11/11 is a quirky and better than usual offering from independent horror brand The Asylum. With a more traditional movie type final production work, this release from The Asylum has a true theatrical movie look compared to some other Asylum releases that had that college film class look about them. Sure, this company still releases some ridiculous titles such as ALMIGHTY THOR meant to confuse viewers who thought that they were going to watch that far more successful film, THOR. But, standing on it's own to legs, 11/11/11 is a decent attempt at horror film making and has more than a few good moments along with a healthy helping of quirky characters and interesting casting.
11/11/11 seems well written enough with one strange event and character building up to a frightening climax. It's a good example of decent writing, acting and story development as a married couple discover that their son is the gateway to the apocalypse.
The Bottom Line: At one time I discounted The Asylum as a brand of films lacking enough acceptable standards for me to enjoy as a brand. But, no more. The Asylum keeps on improving. and offering better and better films. 11/11/11 is effective enough, well produced enough, that it can up against any offering from Lionsgate or other major horror genre producers. (** 1/2(Two and a half stars, or better than fair. Nearly good. Worth watching this film. I'm looking forward to a new April release by Asylum, NAZIS AT THE CENTER OF THE EARTH. This looks to be an outrageous classic with some successful elements of DEAD SNOW included).