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Cast: Cassandra Scerbo, Adam Brudnicki, Tony Todd, Aniela McGuinness, Gema Calero, Maria Olsen, and Roberto Escobar
An agoraphobic, who is afraid to leave her house, discovers that there is something far more terrifying trapped inside with her.
Wow, what an opening scene to start "Agoraphobia" off with. It is jaw dropping and shocking and it immediately has you wanting to know more. After the title screen the film quickly introduces us to Faye, a young woman who is suffering from Agoraphobic but her doctor beliefs that there is an underlying problem and her agoraphobia is just a symptom of that. We quickly find out that Faye has inherited her father's old house after his death. She is brought to the house by her husband, best friend, doctor and her aunt under heavy sedation. As the film moves along Faye begins to hear and see strange things in the house but no one seems to believe her. They blame it all on her condition. Faye fears the outside but is there something or someone inside she needs to fear more or is it all in her head?
Like I already stated that the film's opening scene really sets the stage, it gets you engaged in the story right off the bat. Once it settles in and introduces us to everyone the story begins to take shape, pieces of the puzzle are given to us a little at a time, this keeps you off guard and wanting to know more. The sense of mystery thickens as the story moves along, toss in some truly frightening moments and you have yourself a supernatural thriller that gets under your skin and in your head very quickly and it stays there all the way to the end.
Speaking of the end, the film also drops a major twist towards the end which will blow your mind and the final scene tops off a fantastic piece of film making brilliantly. And speaking of brilliant,another thing that made the film so good was the cast. Cassandra Scerbo is fantastic as Faye the troubled young woman. She delivers a powerful performance as she brings all the needed emotions to Faye. The supporting cast is almost amazing, Tony Todd is his exceptional self as Dr. Murphy, Maria Olsen is also very good as Aunt Margie. Aniela McGuinness who is always stellar plays Faye's friend Stephanie and Adam Brudnicki is excellent as Faye's husband Tom. The rest of the supporting cast were all very good as well.
"Agoraphobia" is the third film from Writer/Director, Lou Simon. I have had the privilege of seeing all three films and have watched her grow as a film maker before my eyes. The sky is the limit for Lou.
"Agoraphobia" begs the question, Is something haunting Faye or is it all in her head? I recommend bookmarking the film's Official site HERE and it's Facebook page HERE. to keep up on the film's progress and to find out when and where you can see it and get all all the answers.
I want to thank Director, Lou Simon for giving me the opportunity to review her film.
"Agoraphobia" is a horror/thriller that will shock, frighten and amaze you. Just when you think you have it figured out something else happens. This is a smart, clever film that delivers. Spooky and mysterious, a gem that is going to make a lot of horror fans very happy.
Released by White Lotus Productions/Reel Heroine!
***** Out Of *****