- Us 2018
Play Hooky: Innocence Lost
Vincent Kulish, Jason Chester, Frank S Petrilli (executive) for Derelict Films
directed by Frank S Petrilli
starring Kim Kleemichen, Tom Petrone, Vinny Bernardo, Chris Paul Kelley, Ann Parkhurst, Daniela Rivera, Katie Hodges, Stan Saja, Jessica DiGirolamo, Pamela Rose Cichy, Bob Waters, Mondo Medina, Shannon Leigh Milich, Becky Byers, Delaney Smeal, Christopher DeJoy, Arturo Guzman, Despina Victory, Mark F. O'Brien, Diane Pickett, Rebecca Godoi-Pasquino, Heather Cooksey, Scott Chester, Stewart Sprouse, Vincent Kulish, Theresa Davis, J. Wright Chester, Samantha Kulish (voice)
written by Frank S Petrilli, Vincent Kulish, Jason Chester, Kim Kleemichen
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Rosie (Kim Kleemichen), the only teen who survived the events of Play
Hooky, has since fallen into a state of catatonia - and is thus
locked away into a mental facility that's supposed to be the best place
for people with her condition. But the place is run down, short on funds,
and quite some of the personnel are morally questionable - which might
explain the signs of rape that eventually show up on Rosie's body. Now the
headnurse tries to run a tight ship, trying her best to seem as resolute
as can be - but the truth is, she's the one who's least up to her task,
and she does have her own agenda, too. And then the worst scenario
possible happens: Due to a major fuck-up, Charles DeWitt (Tom Petrone),
the actual killer from Play Hooky,
is relocated to the institution, and while there are rules set up to
prevent them from ever meeting, they're hardly ever enforced, and coming
face to face with Charles, Rosie retreats into herself more and more while
Charles, who really has the mind of a 12 year old child that can't tell
right from wrong rather than that of a brutal killer, gets more and more
excited. Thing is, Charles is by no means the person Rosie has to fear
most among all the institution's staff and inmates ...
behind Catatonia is an interesting one for sure: While it's a
direct (and logical) sequel to Play
Hooky (as mentioned above of course), it ditches both that movie's
found footage approach and its slasher formula for a psycho-thriller
narrative with strong associative undercurrents. And that makes the film
work more than well enough in its own right: Catatonia is an
intentionally maze-like structured story that keeps one guessing
throughout and keeps the suspense high at all times (even in the
"dream"-sequences), and the whole thing is carried by a bunch of
well fleshed out characters played by a very able cast. Plus the surprise
twist at the end is almost worth the price of admission in itself.
all, really good genre entertainment!