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
Really strong ending and for a low budget film it looked pretty good. Not really horror but did have a few creepy moments.
I liked it, and the fact that it didn't go for the classic horror movie depiction of mental illness. Definitely a slow burn, and I think Chris's decisions towards the end felt a little contrived, but it's a decent minimalist film, and certain sections definitely freaked me out a little.
Loved to see this honest film. It was actually quite heartwarming at times although also very much not at other times. Really impressed with how the subject matter was portrayed.
not bad. ending was a bit too PG.
excellent. Deep dive into mental health problems, and focuses on character driven moments throughout.