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Phobia

Published in P
Saturday, 25 October 2014 07:00
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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)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    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.

  • SEX/NUDITY

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

  • VICES/DRUG USE

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

  • LANGUAGE

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

  • THEMES

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

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

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

  • CRITICS LIKE

    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.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

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

Gut

Published in G
Saturday, 25 October 2014 03:48
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    CTC.

  • The pitch

    Will turn your stomach.

  • Starring

    Jason Vail, Nicholas Wilder, Sarah Schoofs, Kirstianna Mueller, Kaitlyn Mueller, Angie Bullaro

  • Directed by

    Elias

  • Running time

    91 minutes

  • Rated

    CTC (Australa), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are eviscerated, bound, pushed/shoved, punched, suffocated. Mouth-taping. A man acts out shooting himself in the head, dying, turning into a zombie. Moaning, sobbing, wheezing. Yelling. Blood/gore: Blood-splattered clothing/objects. Slicing flesh, open wounds, dripping/pooling blood, bleeding, hand inserted in body, bloody hand, bloody nose, bloody/beaten head.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couples have bedroom sex. Kissing, undressing. Nude male, exposed breasts, shirtless male, man in shower, people in underwear. Removing/slicing clothes. Sexual-themed banter and gestures.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine). Prescription pills consumed.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words. Name-calling. Slang and actual for genitals.

  • THEMES

    Snuff films, discontentment, horror movies, friendship, moving house, family, psychology, secrets, disturbing images, eroticism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead wife, girlfriend. Dog.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Suspenseful, challenging, fascinating, bizarre, plausible. tragic, dark, rewarding, haunting, minimal, disturbing, low-budget, creepy, thought-provoking, slow-burning, morbid, twisted, memorable, impressive. Distanced approach, effective atmosphere, assured direction, experimental score, believable performances, erotic tension, fetishist mentality, great premise, competent tech credits.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Hackneyed, awful, gratuitous, alienating, boring, artless, lethargic, tedious, tiresome. Ending is too predictable/violent/ambiguous. Fails to live up to its potential. No sympathy for the characters. Forced dialogue. Slow/dull pacing. Same scenes strung together over and over again. Lifeless performances. Stiff direction.