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
There are some compelling elements to this movie that make it a worthy enough watch, but the dialogue is painfully meh at times and the characterization of our leads comes across as a little under-baked.
Really cool movie about what I assume is someone struggling with paranoid schizophrenia. The final scene is very tense.
I enjoyed the acting and the characters. However, I feel that it was just a tad boring and didn't really go anywhere. I would consider this more of a heart-felt drama than a psychological horror.
It might just be 'two men talking' as someone says below, but it's what they say that's important...really effective, very well acted, deft direction. Unpredictable and low key.
Good and tense and glad the ending made a commitment that enhanced the arc of the characters rather than be needlessly vague!