Phobia Tuesday, 14 July 2020


Additional Info

  • Rating:

    15 (UK): Strong bloody horror, strong language, sex.

  • The pitch:

    What are you afraid of?

  • Starring:

    Michael Jefferson, Emma Dubery, Sarah Schoofs, Peter Gregus, Debbie Rochon, Sandra Palmeri, Jason Grimste, Andrew Ruth, Hardy Winburn

  • Directed by:

    Rory Douglas Abel

  • Running time:

    84 minutes

  • Rated:

    CTC (Australia), 15 (UK), NR (USA)


    People are grabbed, stabbed, terrorised, near-choked, punched, hit with objects, bludgeoned, kicked, suffocated, hit by a car. Self-harm (arm-slicing). A man believes he is seeing his deceased wife, being pursued by a knife-wielding loony. Car accident, killing wife mentioned. Pleading. Blood/gore: Corpses. Bloody cuts/clothing/stab wounds, bleeding. Blood-covered head, bloody mouth. Blackened veins, bruising, autopsy scars.


    A couple has bedroom sex. Nude couples (in bed, in shower). Exposed breasts, shirtless man. Flirting.


    A couple share a joint. Prescription pills consumed. Alcohol (spirits). Zoloft, Xanax mentioned.


    F-words, s-words, a-words. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations.


    Agoraphobia, fear, boredom, insanity, ghosts, psychology, monotony, PTSD, mental illness, panic attacks, therapy, visions, haunting, transcribing, hallucinations, paranoia.


    Murdered friend. Deceased parents, deceased wife mentioned. Vomiting, drool. Power blackout, animal skull on wall, humanoid spider creature.


    Strong, engaging, entertaining, cerebral, slow-burning, low-budget, taut. Compelling/suffocating material, impressive performances, solid pace, spooky finale, nicely photographed, experienced cast, claustrophobic single location, effective score.


    Repetitive. Loses momentum, some technical weaknesses, bad dubbing.

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