A young agoraphobic woman and her neighbors, have their lives impacted dramatically while listening to the live airing of the 'war of the worlds' radio broadcast. Which aired at 8:00p.m. October 30th, 1938. The Orson Welles radio hoax that made thousands of Americans believe Martians were attacking earth.
When Karl Huber made this full-length film, he's only directed one other film...and it was a short. Considering this and that he wrote, edited, produced and did special effects for the film, it's really quite remarkable and I saw the film at the Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival.
The film is set in 1938--just before Orson Welles' famous "War of the World" radio broadcast. Clara (anja Akstin) is an agoraphobic who is afraid to leave her home. So, she is out of work and soon to be dispossessed from her house. During this tough time, a young detective comes to her home to tell her that some killer is targeting women just like her! Later, during the broadcast, the film shows Clara trying to cope....and rise to the occasion when the killer strikes.
This picture was shot in black & white--not a bad idea considering the time period in which it's set. The acting is good, the music really nice and it's well worth seeing...especially since after the film ended, Huber was interviewed and said that the film was made for a paltry $25,000! A treat to see and a great example of an economical production that looks like a million! If you are interested in seeing it, it's currently available on Amazon and Amazon Prime...and I do suggest you give it a look.
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