If a pandemic is going to strand you somewhere The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel would seem to be the ideal location to be forced to shelter in place. The oldest continually operating hotel in Los Angeles, it’s been home to the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Errol Flynn, Prince and Brad Pit. It’s also been seen in everything from I Love Lucy to The Fabulous Baker Boys and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Now it’s the setting of Shelter in Place, a lockdown filmed and set horror thriller from writer/directors Chris Beyrooty and Connor Martin.Shelter in Place 2021 Full Movie Download
Shelter in Place opens with a prologue involving a sleazy guest (Jey Reynolds) that continues into the titles. It put me in mind of Tobe Hooper’s version of The Toolbox Murders as well as the lesser-known Havenhurst. it gets the film off to a good start and had my curiosity aroused as to just what I saw and what was going on.Newlyweds John (Brendan Hines, The Tick) and Sarah (Tatjana Marjanovic, Great White, Monsters of Man) were left stranded in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel when the airlines shut down. It’s certainly luxurious but it’s also a bit lonely as the only other people there are two staff members, Adela (Ola Kaminska, The Madness Within) and Ty (Kevin Daniels, Killing Hollywood: The Cotton Club Murder). As the days drag on though, Sarah begins to suspect that may not be the case and that something sinister is going on.From there Beyrooty and Martin keep Shelter in Place’s plot running on two tracks. We know something very odd is going on in the hotel. We don’t know what, but we keep catching glimpses of things that obviously shouldn’t be happening. Parallel to this, we see John and Sarah as the isolation, along with her running out of her meds starts to take its toll on their relationship. She’s some kind of a social media influencer and still making money. He’s unemployed and willing to stay that way. He’s also a bit of an asshole and it’s starting to get on her nerves.