The Rabid Dog’s House is a recurring feature at Wicked Horror where contributor Justin Steele uncovers hidden gems, lost classics, and overlooked indie offerings with a little bite. Flying solo or with his co-host Zena Dixon, he will discuss an array of topics covering film, literature, and television. Check out the latest installment below. In this episode we’re looking back at 2007’s P2!
Directed by Frank Khalfoun, P2 is a 2007 horror film following Angela (Rachel Nichols), a woman working late one Christmas Eve. All Angela wants to do is to finish up her work and spend the evening at her family’s holiday party. Unfortunately, after entering level P2 of her office’s parking garage, Angela discovers that her car will not start. She seeks out the parking security guard, Thomas (Wes Bentley), for assistance. Thomas, however, is not all that he seems, and Angela’s dreams of celebrating the holiday with her family dissolves into a terrifying nightmare.
P2 is a solid selection for the horror fan looking for a holiday themed thriller. This feature reflects the contemporary films of the time by striking a fine balance of strong characters and gory sequences within a gritty setting. Furthermore, P2 deals with imaginary fears versus real fears. Everyday anxieties will take a backseat when a person is confronted by circumstances that force out the primal nature within.