Shudder subscription just to be able to see this movie. For $5 a month, Shudder delivers a ton of quality titles to choose from, but it's really the obscure ones like Therapy that made it worth my while.
And yes, the fact that Therapy was written and directed by a 16-year-old is a pretty big selling point. Age shouldn't matter in the grand scheme of things, but to see someone so young create something of this quality begs our attention, as it should yours.
|THAT'S PROBABLY NOT THE BEST WAY TO GET A GIRLFRIEND...|
|FUN FOR THIS GUY, MAYBE.|
Can the Cops watch through the footage in time to find and save them? Come on, this is a Horror movie, you don't expect a happy ending, do you?
|RUN NOW WHILE YOU HAVE THE CHANCE.|
When talking about this movie, you almost have to mention the fact that it was written and directed by a 16-year-old kid, Nathan Ambrosioni. I mean, this is a professionally-made movie that has screened internationally and met with positive reviews, so his age is noteworthy here. It's especially noteworthy that at such a young age, Ambrosioni has skills behind the camera. He knows what's scary, and he knows how to put it all together into an effective package. His scriptwriting skills could use some work (his characters are thin, and there are cliches abound), but if this kid is making movies that are this effective now, I can't imagine what he'll be producing with a few more years of tradecraft under his belt.
|SHE WON'T BE AROUND TO SEE THEM THOUGH.|
All of that said, there's a lot about this movie that makes little to no sense. How is it that the detectives were only able to process and watch a few minutes of the found footage at a time? Is France really that far behind the times? It makes for a nice plot device, but come on, is that the best that you got? And why would you enter that old, creepy ass building in the dead of night? You know the ones that the blood-curdling screams are emanating from? And why was the detective such a train wreck?
The script makes little sense at times. Ignore it, and enjoy the atmosphere.
|AND WHY ARE HIS EYEBROWS SO ANGRY?!?|
|SHE WAS EATING STRAWBERRY PIE.|
|SHE IS NOT NAKED IN THIS PICTURE.|
This was an effective little flick that is definitely worth checking out on Shudder.
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