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The Peripheral (2014)

When a patient, Kenny, shows up at her home unexpectedly, Dr. Joanna Redding attempts to help him overcome his 'irrational' phobia of the creatures that he sees in his peripheral vision.Of ... See full summary »

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J.T. Seaton

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J.T. Seaton
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5 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »
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Randy Frank ... Kenny
Lynn Lowry ... Dr. Redding

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When a patient, Kenny, shows up at her home unexpectedly, Dr. Joanna Redding attempts to help him overcome his 'irrational' phobia of the creatures that he sees in his peripheral vision.Of course, the creatures that terrify Kenny are very real - and very deadly. It is a horrifying discovery that Dr. Redding uncovers all too late.

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Short | Fantasy | Horror

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Promising, but predictable ending
26 June 2015 | by zarapaolaSee all my reviews

No spoilers here, of course, but I saw this very interesting short at Rome's 2015 Fantafestival and, since it is one of the few I really liked, I thought of dropping a review. Let me first say that the short is obviously very well done, both dramatically and technically. The central idea of a patient with an allegedly supernatural issue to resolve and who is not believed by his psychiatrist (who will pay dearly for her skepticism) is clearly not new (as a matter of fact there were two or three shorts at the festival that told the same story in different ways, proving this is quite a well established, effective clichè). However, JT Seaton has added something new to bring this beyond the otherwise inevitable deja vu. And this is what I liked the first part of the short for: you actually see nothing scary! No special effects, no cheesy horror references, nothing: just a great, building atmosphere. The interaction between the two actors (Lynn Lowry is particularly effective as Dr. Redding) is what everything is about. The director used a very interesting style in the editing (with some shots remind me of Dario Argento's Deep Red) and the build up was great. That's my whole point: I would have kept it that way and, without spoiling the ending, it would have been great if the short had remained in the realm of suggestion, rather than visual exploitation. 6 out of 10, then, rather than the 8 I would have otherwise given. Still, a very nice short standing out in the crowd.


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