Stars: Julian Feder and Jessica Galinas
|This film was an official selection at the 10th annual International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival in Phoenix in 2014. Here's an index to my reviews of 2014 films.|
There are two stories intertwining. The one we're in as we begin follows Edwin, who rages in oddly quiet ways, remaining infuriatingly calm while the room rages for him. Clearly he has some sort of power, but it's one he hasn't quite mastered yet because his mother keeps his hands bandaged. Whenever they're unwrapped, he takes to the walls with a black marker pen, drawing uncountable images of spiders in no time flat. He's a quick worker, that's for sure, as is emphasised during the medical tests in the flashback scene. 'You don't understand,' his mother, Agatha, tells the doctor, who takes his bandages off. One pan away and he's covered a wall with spiders. And so 'special medication', which he naturally doesn't take. The other story is the one he watches on television, about a serial killer dubbed the Collector, who takes kids from their apartments and presumably does unspeakable things to them. Of course, these two plot strands are going to entwine and it's not rocket science to picture how they're going to do so.
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