This project is an attempt to help me get dvds that for one reason or another I’ve never seen off of my shelf and give them a watch. Today’s pick is Population 436.
IMDb: Population 436 (Video 5 September 2006)
A census-taker (Sisto) is sent to investigate why a certain small town has had the same population — 436 residents — for the last 100 years.
I have to say this is kind of a surprise. I try to go into movies knowing as little as possible. I only had a few clues from the cover to set expectations like the title, the cover art, and the names of two actors. Given the fact that one of those names is Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit fame, I didn’t really have high hopes. However, I was an asshole. This is a pretty decent little film. That may sound like I’m selling it short. This was a direct-to-video release, but I think this could have easily had a theatrical run and probably would have if something like Blumhouse were a factor ten years ago. Jeremy Sisto is the main star as the outsider to the spooky town situation. I’ve seen a few titles from his filmography, but wasn’t able to remember him from anything specific. Fred Durst is a deputy and not too bad considering it’s only his second acting gig where he doesn’t play himself. The movie isn’t perfect, but I liked it. Next up is Frankenfish.