As a serial killer stalks the city, Julia — a young actress who just moved to town with her husband — notices a mysterious stranger watching her from across the street.
Runtime: 91 minutes
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thrillers
Stars: Maika Monroe, Karl Glusman, Burn Gorman, Tudor Petruț, Gabriela Butuc, Madalina Anea, Cristina Deleanu, Bogdan Farcaș, Daniel Nuță, Ioana Abur, Flaviu Crisan, Ștefan Iancu, Florian Ghimpu, Lucian Ionescu, Radu Bunescu, Alexandru Ion, Ciprian Chiriches, Ionut Grama, Simona Pătruleasa, Ioana Hirica, Alice Cora Mihalache, Aida Economu, Andreea Sovan, Adrian Radulescu, Petre Moraru, Marius Cobzariu
Director: Chloe Okuno
WarpedRecord - 10 January 2023 Well worth watchering I was not expecting this to be that good, but it was excellent. As a horror film this is merely decent, but as a rumination on loneliness and isolation it is superb.
The lead actress was outstanding, never overdoing her character but letting gestures and facial expressions communicate the inner angst of a stranger in a strange land, trying to learn a new language and assimilate into a foreign culture. There's a scene toward the end of the film that will stick with me for a long time, where her fiance ridicules her in front of his colleagues, thinking she does not understand the language. Well, she does.
The cinematography was wonderful too. I had to freeze several scenes because they were so well composed.
naufalziqri - 14 November 2022 Totally caught me off guard Let me preface by saying I had the intention of playing this movie as a backnoise as a play among us... but damn, it really took me by surprise.
Technical wise, this movie was gorgeous. It was captivating and i don't think any part of the movie necessarily bored me. The first half of it was pretty typical of a horror movie. There was a point in which i thought this was gonna be one of those "the protagonist was the villain all along" which was sorta proven to be kinda right...ish. But then the main character's paranoia was proven to be right.
This was a genius movie from the writer as he made the audience (or at least me) doubt the main character. It really gave the reveal so much more impact. Also a little note, that scene of the neighbor's decapitated body was the highlight of the movie as i did not expect that at all.
All in all, i think this movie's supposed to be a representation of how women are often belittled and their worries are often shrugged off. Great execution, message received. This was a great movie.