Friday, March 5, 2010

Dollar Bin Horror Spotlight - Tony (Screener Review)


A week in the life of Tony, an alienated psychopath with severe social problems, an obsession for action films and a horrible moustache. Unemployed and unemployable, Tony prowls the streets, his nervous attempts to make human connections rebuffed by laughter or contempt. Occasionally he snaps, and violence is the result…

This film is in one word, haunting. The film isn't really a horror film, but more in the way of a thriller that makes you feel for the main character, even if you don't want to. Tony is just a pathetic man with no real friends, no social skills, and no life. His only real contact with the world are a few crack heads and prostitutes. Theres a scene where he goes to a whore and just wants to talk with her that really makes you feel bad for the guy. Then, you see what happens when he snaps, and realize this guy is a ticking time bomb, just waiting to explode. The scenes that are the most gruesome is him siting on the couch or lying in the bed with corpses of his victims; his only real human contact. It's overall well made, but could use a bit more sound editing before it's April release date; some of the words are hard to hear and the music in the gay bar he goes into is too loud to make any impact. Other than these few flaws, this movie is really good and really dark. Check out more about the film HERE

3 comments:

Stephen said...

Looks good! I think I might check it out.

Carl (ILHM) said...

Definitely echoes HENRY, as an independent flick it does a solid job but I felt it was lacking in many ways.

Anonymous said...

this film was AMAZING....