Zach Green, Marc Roussel, Ron Basch, Richard Powell (executive), Mallory Lewis (executive) for Fatal Pictures, Red Sneaker Media
directed by Richard Powell
starring Bill Oberst jr, Robert Nolan, Mateo D'Avino
written by Richard Powell, music by Christopher Guglick, cinematography by Michael Jari Davidson, special effects by The Butcher Shop
It's been ages since he and Denis (Bill Oberst jr) have been in college
together, but today Gordon (Robert Nolan) takes his son Paul (Mateo
D'Avino) to pay Denis a visit - or a playdate as the two men call it ...
and it only dawns upon Gordon what he's been doing when Denis has Paul
drugged and lifeless - but he still turns a blind eye and leaves Denis
alone with the boy for a while ... until he finds Paul all chained up with
a bag over his head. So does this make Gordon a terrible father - it most
certainly does, as deep down he knew what he was doing ... but there's
much more to the story than meets the eye ...
Now ok, everybody
who knows their way around indie horror will probably say "this film
has Bill Oberst jr and Robert Nolan in it - how can it not be great"
- and they'd be right, both actors aren't only good but on top of their
game ... and at the same time, it would sell the other achievements of the
movie short, like its unusual approach to horror, its clever writing, its
grey characters, its atmosphere of unease and unbexpected plottwists.
guess what I want to say is basically, it's a really good film ... with
two great leads on top of it.