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A ghastly figure stalks a young boy as he struggles with an abusive home life. But when a concerned teacher reaches out to help him, will the monster prove to be a figment of his imagination, or something else entirely?

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Malcolm McDowell ... Dr. Stenson
Lou Diamond Phillips ... James Silo (segment "Up to the Last Man")
John Glover ... Gustav (segment "Figuratively Speaking")
Robert Englund ... Sam (segment "Figuratively Speaking")
Ngozi K. Udenkwo Ngozi K. Udenkwo ... Assistant (segment "Figuratively Speaking")
Albert Flores Albert Flores ... Reporter #1 (segment "Figuratively Speaking")
Chris Mulkey ... Father (segment "Monsters are Real")
Brandy Lopez Brandy Lopez ... Reporter #2 (segment "Figuratively Speaking")
David Mazouz ... Steven (segment "Monsters are Real")
Tyler Driskill Tyler Driskill ... Cameraman (segment "Figuratively Speaking")
Walter Perez ... Mateo (segment "Figuratively Speaking")
Michael Botsford Michael Botsford ... Cameraman (segment "Figuratively Speaking")
Mayra Leal ... Isabelle (segment "Figuratively Speaking")
Venda D'Abato Venda D'Abato ... Mirror Woman (segment "Sanitarium")
Eric Fonseca Eric Fonseca ... Gustav's Friend (segment "Figuratively Speaking")
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Three stories of the mentally ill: 1. Artist begins taking orders from the dolls he exhibits. 2. Eight year old boy, cruel father, concerned teacher and hallucinatory monster come into conflict. 3. Professor convinced of the Mayan apocalypse prophesies, builds bomb shelter to save his family. Written by Tross

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English

Release Date:

1 February 2014 (Netherlands) See more »

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San Antonio, Texas, USA

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The close-up of Malcolm McDowell's hand when he reaches under a hospital pillow to remove a voice recorder, is the hand of Andrew Mayer-Oakes, San Antonio Film Commisioner. See more »

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Darkly emotive
4 July 2013 | by l-dienesSee all my reviews

A rather enticing and dark glimpse into psychosis and the overwhelming grip it can have on controlling thoughts and actions, the result of which leaves the main characters in the Sanitarium. Each part demonstrates a variance in mental illness to portray the falling of the world around them due to their delusion, with dark conclusions.

At times the stories can come across as rather coy although this was generally answered toward the end of each story. The tempo across each story is predominately maintained to continue the dark edge but I was left somewhat disappointed by the lack of development of the stories; some aspects felt rushed.

However it was, to me anyway, an engaging watch. A film that isn't likely to blow many people away but can maintain viewing pleasure through emotion in relation to delicate revelations throughout.

65/100


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