Closet Monster 2015
1h 30min | Drama | 13 September 2015 (Canada)
A creative and driven teenager is desperate to escape his hometown and the haunting memories of his turbulent childhood.
Yes! It's definitely one of your better coming of age stories.
Oscar is a kid dealing with his parents divorce living with his possessive father who manliness clashes with Oscars's artistic side and then there is the fact that he's allowing his sexually to approach the surface. He deals with it by having a close relationship with his hamster, Buffy.
Closet Monster 2015
Plus One 2013
1h 36min | Sci-Fi, Thriller | 10 March 2013 (USA)
Three college friends hit the biggest party of the year, where a mysterious phenomenon disrupts the night, quickly descending into a chaos that challenges their friendships — and whether they can stay alive.
One extra star just for not being another found footage teen flick, this was surprisingly better than I expected. The only problem was that it seemed everything needed just one more good pass. Everything comes off as a little uneven, but I think it ends up successful. The actors are competent for their age which probably means they're all older than their characters, but some like Logan Miller's "Teddy" are muted, not given quite enough from the script. He could has sunk his teeth into a better script. The script is not quite funny enough where it needs to be, but could have been with one more pass. Not quite enough explanation is given for the cause, but the story concept actually turns out good. Most of the horror comes from the characters, especially one story line, and that serves the movie. Pacing is a problem for the film, you come out of a funny or scary scene, and then the movie hits the breaks. Too many red herrings for the script to support. I think if the director had gone through one more edit, one more script revision, and the better actors given a little more meat on their plates, this would have been great. It even had a good twist that was subtle but effective.
Director: Dennis Iliadis
Writers: Dennis Iliadis (story by), Bill Gullo (screenplay)
Stars: Rhys Wakefield, Logan Miller, Ashley Grace