Director: Stephen Portland
Cast: Jane Rowen, Michael Gazin, Joel Clark Ackerman
Production Company: Subspin Productions
Runtime: 86 minutes
Doting parents usually have enough to think about. Just the same, many of them become concerned with problems that don’t actually exist. Still, there might be something to their worries. Director Stephen Portland shows us the darker side of parenthood in Something (2018).
In the movie, a couple struggles with the daily issues that surround taking care of a newborn baby. The stressful situation effects them both physically and mentally. Soon, they begin to think that they’re being watched and that someone may even be entering their home…
Jane Rowen from House of Manson (2014) does a wonderful job portraying the emotional burden her overextended character is facing. Michael Gazin allows the cracks in his character to show in a more subtle manner, but they’re definitely still there.
The cast also includes veteran actor Eric Roberts from The Demonic Dead (2017), But Deliver Us from Evil (2017), and The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015). Roberts always brings a little extra class to every independent film he graces.
The film brings up serious questions about separation anxiety and postpartum stress disorder. There’s also a real feeling of isolation, as most of the movie takes place in only one location. The tension-filled home is almost like a prison for the characters.
The scariest part is that we also see what they experience, so if we doubt their mental stability, we have to also question our own. The growing mystery is an intriguing one, and the deepening sense of paranoia is also handled very effectively.
The movie is mostly an intense drama, but with glimpses of horror and perhaps the supernatural. Hang in there for a sweet twist ending too. Something is out there, and it’s waiting for you. Be sure to see it when it comes your way…
– John Migliore
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