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An Impressive Debut at Montreal’s 2009 Fantasia Festival
Based on the Clive Barker short story, Dread, which made its world premiere at the 2009 edition of Montreal’s Fantasia film festival, is remarkable on two fronts: Barker’s striking departure from his traditional macabre story lines, and Anthony DiBlasi’s impressive directorial debut.
The story unfolds with two college students, Steve (Twilight’s Jackson Rathbone) and Quaid (Shaun Evans), agreeing to work together to create a documentary of people’s innermost fears. The two put out a call for candidates and document their interviews on video.
An expert manipulator, Quaid is able to coax these troubled souls into revealing their innermost demons; deeply personal revelations they would otherwise never dream of discussing in public, much less on camera. Meanwhile Quaid harbors deep seated psychological scars of his own, having been a childhood survivor of the brutal home invasion axe slaying of his parents at the hands of a mysterious psycho.
Espousing the belief that by confronting one’s ultimate fear an individual will either overcome their phobia or be consumed by it, Quaid convinces the more demure Steve, and friends Cheryl and Abby to participate in the study. Unknown to everyone involved, however, is Quaid’s desire to take things to the next level, progressing beyond mere interviews to the actual physical and psychological nightmare of tackling their fears head on.
DiBlasi displays a remarkably talented hand at spinning a yarn that incorporates introspective, character-driven drama and some spectacularly jolting and emotionally moving sequences. While deviating out of necessity from the plot structure of Barker’s original story, which didn’t provide much “meat” for a feature length film, Barker equally deserves kudos for providing DiBlasi with a twisted tale that is firmly rooted in the real world, where human cruelty is infinitely more tangible and terrifying than anything the supernatural can invoke.
Led by Rathbone and Evans, the young cast turns in uniformly strong, nuanced and intensely emotional performances not typically found in this genre. Among the standouts is Hanne Steen, who plays Cheryl, a friend infatuated with Steve who bears the curse of a disfiguring skin pigmentation that covers a third of her face and body. Steen deftly manages to convey her character’s sensitivity and long held pain in a manner that the viewer can readily attune to, earmarking her as a future talent to watch.
As debuts go DiBlasi’s Dread is as solid, slick, engaging and thought provoking as it is terrifying, making this a must see, not merely for fans of the genre, but anyone with untold skeletons in their closet.
Intellectually comforting, psychologically disorientating
Taking a glance at the cover in the video store, I almost arrogantly assumed it would be a terrible slasher flick, due to it’s title and the lack of pictures, and also due to the fact that it went out of it’s way to mention that Jackson Rathbone, “Star of the Twilight Saga”, was in this film. I felt a little uncomfortable until I glanced a bit longer and noticed that it was “From the mind of Clive Barker”. But alas, this is a review of it’s content and not it’s cover.
I’m glad I did pick it up however because it turned out to be a decent psychological thriller, more so than it was a horror film. The characters are convincing, in particular Quaid, the protagonist bad guy, who we feel isn’t all right from the very beginning of the film. I feel as if I was led to question whether the motives of Quaid were inherently bad or environmental, due to a childhood of significant psychological torment. When an audience is opened up to the possibility of these influences, immediately it changes from a horror film to an intellectual psychological thriller, that borders existential exploration of the human psyche. I couldn’t help but feel as if some scenes of the film kind of reminded me of Fight Club, as Quaid attempted to groom Stephen in to his mode of thinking, but unlike Fight Club, this was unsuccessful and we saw the further polarisation of the characters involved in the college project from Quaid.
All in all, Dread is a film which won’t cater to your grisly, sleazy gore driven desires, mostly due to the fact that a lot of the gore is paced out through the film and used tactically in order to keep it relative to the conceptual element of the film, and also to keep the suspense. For those who enjoy psychological thrillers, college sociopathic sadists and existentially driven plots, will enjoy Dread. Fans of Clive Barker can rest assured that Anthony DiBlasi has effectively captured Clive Barker’s depiction of the story and doesn’t buck to the sleazy needs of Hollywood gore and torture-without-reason films (Saw) and manages to effectively convey the terror, torment and disorientation of Dread.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 38 min (98 min), 1 hr 35 min (95 min) (Blu-ray) (USA)
Genre Drama, Horror, Thriller
Director Anthony DiBlasi
Writer Clive Barker (based upon the short story “Dread” by), Anthony DiBlasi (screenplay)
Actors Jackson Rathbone, Hanne Steen, Laura Donnelly, Jonathan Readwin
Country UK, USA
Awards 1 nomination.
Production Company Midnight Picture Show, Umedia, Essential Media & Entertainment, Cinema Three, Matador Pictures, uFilm
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm