Open Grave is one of those movies where any clue given will spoil the viewing experience. But you will just have to trust me on that you will be rewarded at the end.
This movie opens with a scene where the main character played by Sharlto Copley (District 9 ) wakes up lying in a grave filled with dead bodies. He has no memory of who he is and why he is there. Soon after we are introduced to more characters who also are suffering from amnesia. And since they don't seem to know or recognize each other they aren't that thrusting which immediately adds tension. Right from the start (like the characters) you are wondering of what is going on. Now I know that some of you might be tired of such an overused plot element but I can assure you that in this film it is handled very satisfactorily. Slowly and systematically bits and pieces get revealed often raising more questions than offering answers. But it is this what makes the movie compelling. You really get engaged into the story and want to find out what the hell is going on. Once you do it simply is glorious. I never could have imagined to be so overjoyed. In the beginning of this film I was quite skeptic. But because of Sharlto Copley's involvement with this project I knew that it had to be good. He is one of those actors that you can rely on which is quite rare these days.
Open Grave keeps you guessing till the end but keeps you entertained while doing so. It might not contain that much gore or action or whatever some horror fans are expecting but this is definitely a horror film. The reveal will make clear why that is. Seriously go watch this film it's very good!