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While envisioning Parasites, writer/director Chad Ferrin had to be mainlining heavy doses of Assault On Precinct 13 and Escape From New York. Socio-political extremism, synthy musical composition, aggressive violence – Parasites runs straight out of the 70s and onto our digital screens. Ferrin extrapolates an ever-growing homelessness rate and turns it into an urban question of purification, complete with political commentary that boasts seething prejudice. America’s scummiest, most neglected stones are overturned with satirical pause – but only on a shoestring-budget that struggles to drive home Ferrin’s fiery, enraged survival story.
We open on an average night for three USC students, who are hopelessly lost thanks to Scott’s (Sebastian Fernandez) shortcut. Stud quarterback Marshal Colter (Sean Samuels) finds himself driving down bum-lined streets while buddy Josef Lode (Jeffrey Decker) harasses their failed navigator from the backseat. Who needs a Gps anyway, right? Too bad their wasted night is »
- Matt Donato
Marshal (Sean Samuels) and his buddies are new to Los Angeles. About to start college, they still have their entire lives ahead of them. However, after a wrong turn leads them down the wrong road, the trio find themselves lost amongst the labyrinthine network of Los Angeles’ seedy underbelly. Sadly for them they are stereotypical men; they won’t stop and ask anyone for directions. This stubbornness leads to them moving deep into the world of the homeless and right into the territory of Wilco (Robert Miano). Wilco is the head of a community of down-on-their-luck street people and he has a vicious streak. After witnessing the death of his best friends Marshal is left naked and alone. If he wants to survive the night he must escape the clutches of Wilco’s gang.
Director Chad Ferrin‘s last journey behind the lens was for Someone’s Knocking »
- Kat Hughes
2 items from 2016
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