Released – 2012
Genre – Horror, Thriller
Director – Elias
Starring – Jason Vail, Nicholas Wilder, Sarah Schoofs, Angie Bullaro
Tom seems to be in a rut and he looks tightly wound enough to go postal at the drop of a hat. His best friend from childhood, the geeky Dan, shows him a kind of snuff film one night and the pair of them get a bit obsessed. This is low budget stuff, but the direction is really good and along with an atmospheric soundtrack it really builds up the tension. The acting from the supporting cast is generally weak, although the two male leads basically have to carry the film between them and they do a decent job. It’s well-paced and, despite the subject matter, it’s not particularly graphic, but it works well as a slow-burning psychological thriller and it does keep you guessing all the way through to the slightly disappointing ending.