In Los Angeles, the psychopath Doug stalks the sexy Latin woman Amy in a park and follows her. Later he breaks into her apartment and bugs it with surveillance cameras, learning her taste ... See full summary »
On January 9, 2009, five college students left New York City for a weekend in the country. 48 hours later, all five students have simply vanished without a trace. There were no leads and no evidence - until now.
Courtney S. Bunbury,
A documentary by two desperate young filmmakers who stumble upon the ultimate subject, a 33 year old cannibalistic serial killer named Anthony McAllister, who has agreed to let them ... See full summary »
A serial killer uses a horror video rental to lure his next victim. What begins as a teen slasher transforms into a disturbing journey through the mind of Max Parry, a mild mannered wedding photographer with a taste for human flesh.
The timely story of a normal family disintegrating under financial pressure, eventually driven to the unimaginable. We witness the terrifying events unfold through daughter Judith's video camera, which subsequently becomes Exhibit A.
Bristling with equipment, two enthusiastic local access cable TV producers recruit an assistant and venture into a forest in search of the mythical and horrifying Jersey Devil. Days later, ... See full summary »
An offbeat comedy in the style of "Bottle Rocket" and "After Hours". Wiley Roth finds a severed human finger in his kitchen one night. Understandably freaked out, Wiley and his best friend ... See full summary »
In Los Angeles, the psychopath Doug stalks the sexy Latin woman Amy in a park and follows her. Later he breaks into her apartment and bugs it with surveillance cameras, learning her taste in movies, rock bands and books, and uses the collected information to approach to her in a cafeteria. Doug becomes Amy's best friend helping her in situations created by him, and when her friend Jen suspects of him, he kills her. The lonely and vulnerable Amy gets closer to Doug, now alone with her. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Ana Claudia is not only a terrific actress, but easy on the eyes as well. The film is creepy -- as a good close-in thriller should be. Colin Hanks (no relation to Colin Firth apparently) is also excellent.
I saw the film at the Tribeca Film Festival without expectations. (You sign up for a bunch of films after looking at their menu several weeks in advance and by the time you're going to the screening, you only know the name, the place and the time, having forgotten what attracted you to the film in the first place.) Once the opening credits started rolling and I saw Ana Claudia's name (I'm a bit of a fan) I remembered why I had signed up for the film -- but nothing of its plot. It's probably best to see it that way because the film is seductive. It lures you into its creepiness, but through the squirming you'll enjoy it.
14 of 26 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?