They Look Like People
Directed by Perry Blackshear
While staying at his friend Chris’ apartment, Wyatt starts receiving eerie phone calls about monstrous beings taking over human bodies in preparation for world domination. Though Wyatt doesn’t know what to believe, he starts amassing weapons while Chris is at work. Is he schizophrenic? Or are the monsters real? Director Perry Blackshear makes brilliant use of three gifted lead actors and time tested Val Lewton less-is-more scare tactics to craft a chilling study of psychological breakdown worthy of standing alongside fright flicks like REPULSION, THE TENANT and BUG.
A man starts receiving phone calls warning him that monstrous beings are coming.
Cast: MacLeod Andrews, Evan Dumouchel, Margaret Ying Drake, Mick Casale, Elena Greenlee
This movie is phenomenal. Watch it now. One of the scariest films I have ever seen because it is so real. I just don't even have words.
Man, I don't know I love a really indie horror flick. I think the amount of low budget films in the genre is one of the most appealing thing about horror but this one was so overrated. The plot felt pretty aimless and incapable of either delivering discomfort or intrigue both of which I think it tried to do. There are other parts throughout the movie where the characters actions that are overly dramatic, bordering on nonsensical. It's not abysmal, but it sure is forgettable. By the films end I felt like I didn't really watch anything, They look like people is about on par with a good slenderman vlog.
I wasn't sure what to expect at the beginning of the film. The way it was filmed and written felt very real, ominous, offputting, and eccentric. The topic of mental health blended perfectly with the unreal paranoia. Worth a watch if you're able to handle a slow burn!
absolute banger yeah
Absolute snooze fest