Cabin 28 from Sony Pictures, is based on a true story, an unsolved murder that is quite infamous in America, even today.
April the 11th 1981 was a day that would the horrific murders of Sue Sharp and members of her family, leaving her daughter missing and a crime that would baffle police for years to come.
Sue Sharp and her children are taking some time out and staying in the beautiful, peaceful resort of Keddie, in Cabin 28. A usual day unfolds with visits from their neighbour and her decidedly dodgy husband, who appears at the cabin with his friend. Alarm bells are already triggered when he turns up, his attitude and demeanour making the audience feel immediately uncomfortable.
As night draws in, Sue is in her bedroom, upset and struggling with life. Two of her children are out and her daughter is watching TV in the living room, whilst the twins and the neighbours’ boy, are in their room sleeping. Everything seems normal until a stranger comes to the front door asking for help, the start of a battle for sheer survival ensues that will leave a deadly chill.
As the nightmare unfolds, three masked intruders torture and murder members of the Sharp family, kidnapping one of the girls, seemingly leaving no clues for the police to uncover the culprits of this terrible crime.
Even though the cast of Cabin 28 seem to overact every scene, leaving the audience feeling as if they are simply watching a movie, rather than being invested in it, the story that unfolds on screen is compelling and leads you to keep watching. The sheer horror of what happens to the family leaves you feeling shocked, there are plenty of moments that will make you wince. You immediately are lead to the conclusion that you know who committed this atrocity which in turn leaves you frustrated that no one has ever been held to account for shocking atrocities that were poor family’s fate.