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Cast: Joseph Cross, Alexia Rasmussen, Kelvin Yu, Jessy Hodges, CS Lee

Director: Kasra Farahani

Genre: Drama/Horror/Thriller

Year: 2017

Rating: NR

An unemployed documentary filmmaker's behavior becomes increasingly erratic in the months after his wife becomes pregnant.

'Tilt' tells the story of Joseph and Joanne, a married couple who are expecting their first child. Joe is a struggling filmmaker and Joanne is a nurse. Her job pays the bills while Joe sits at home working on his second documentary, the follow up to his first film, 'Tilt.' Ever since the news of the baby Joe hasn't been himself, whether it is a combination of stress working on his film and the baby coming or something else his behavior has become erratic at best.

'Tilt' is a hard film to talk about without giving away spoilers which I am not going to do here. Listed as a Drama/Horror/Thriller it covers all three very well. This is a slow paced, character driven film that relies on its audience to be patience as it waits to see where Joe's mental breakdown takes him and those he meets along the way. The film isn't perfect by any means, two things I thought could have helped it out was script which could have used a tune up and I thought the film ran a little long. But the film's strength which includes its ability to keep the suspense and tension high and its amazing cast was more than enough to keep me clued to the screen wanting to know what would happen next.

The cast was fantastic but the film clearly belongs to Joseph Cross who is amazing as Joe, he does a fantastic job playing it normal one minute and psychotic the next. He is the main reason the film keeps you engaged the entire time. Alexia Rasmussen has a much more subtle role as his wife, Joanne but she too is excellent as well.

There is a lot of drama going on and there is no blood or gore in the film but Joe's actions are horrific none the less especially the films final scene. Like I said before the film could have used a little work but it is still an engaging and entertaining movie that is both disturbing and thought provoking at the same time. It has the kind of ending that sticks with you long after the film is over and Joseph Cross has to get a boost in his acting career after this fine performance.

'Tilt' just screened at this year's Fantasia International Film Festival. I highly recommend keeping an eye out for it. It is not going to be a film for everyone but for Indie fans and horror fans in general this is definitely one to check out.

Released by Ball & Chain Productions/ReKon Productions

*** 3/4 Out Of *****

TILT - Teaser from Kasra Farahani on Vimeo.