Thursday, 6 March 2014

Proxy

"Proxy" (2013, Zach Parker) is a film about a young pregnant woman called Esther (Alexia Rasmussen) who is attacked outside of her doctor's office by a hooded assailant and loses her baby.
 
She begins attending support groups and encounters another grieving mother, Melanie (Alexa Havins), who could be as damaged as she is...
 
Actually the film is about so much more than that but that would be giving an awful lot away.
 
Definitely not a horror film, this chiller is a weird, artistic and violent piece which enjoys some gore, splatter and a shockingly brutal opening scene.
 
There's also a good change in direction, but on the whole the film is very slow to unfold. If you're prone to letting your mind wander you may be unable to sit through the whole slow burning mystery-ride.
 
However, if you go in with only a vague notion, you can certainly enjoy watching this odd and intense plot unfold.
 
 
Hani