It's been 3 years now that Frank's (David Graziano) wife Isabella
(Carlyne Fournier) has died under mysterious circumstances, and after
announcing she'd leave for a short while but being evasive as to where and
why. Since then, Frank hasn't had a day of happiness - but now, for
reasons unknown, he receives a letter from his wife that has apparently
been lost in the mail and found again ... and it does give him some kind
of closure, and he finally heeds the advice of his nephew Tommy (Justin
Thibault) to "live a little" - heck, he even finds a new rather
hot girlfriend, Mary (Jami Tennille), and even if their relationship is
sexual at first, he soon becomes emotionally attached to her, and vice
versa it seems ...
Thing is, not all is perfectly well in Frank's world,
there's a mysterious man (Kris Salvi) half following him, half luring him
to something Frank doesn't understand, and what's worse, this isn't only
happening in real life but also in his dreams, dreams that seem to be
determined to tell him something, but he can't figure out what.
psychic (Irina Peligrad) warns him that he's heading straight to doom and
a succubus is out to get him, but he simply doesn't believe into the
spirit world. The psychic tries her best to save Frank, but it seems there
are powers out there after Frank that are beyond her control ...
is not a film that offers simple answers or spoon-feeds the audience with
fact after fact to keep people from wondering too much, quite the
contrary, it's rather labyrinthine in character and takes all the time in
the world to let the story unfold while intentionally blurring the line
between this world and the next, the lead character's warped perception
and his genuine nightmares - and it plays with all these elements in a way
probably most reminiscent of David Lynch without aping his style. And that
the whole thing works is thanks not only to a smart screenplay but also a
self-assured directorial effort and strong performances.
Not your usual
genre fare, but well worth a look!