Joseph is a bit of an unstable man who witnessed his father kill his mother when he was a child. Joseph is now a grown man, but is haunted by homicidal visions that leave him unsure as to whether or not he has committed the crime. When a young woman, Anna, comes into Joseph’s life, he realizes that he doesn’t want to hurt her, and he sends him further into madness than he ever believed possible.
The movie opens with a bizarre title sequence. The music in this scene reminded me of the 1974 horror flick, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Joseph is soon having a dream of his mother, and when he wakes up he finds himself outside, sitting beside a tree. When an old man starts to talk to him, Joseph kills the guy. Later on, Joseph’s neighbors begin to annoy him, and when the man hits his wife, Joseph goes over there to take matters into his own hands. Soon, Joseph meets Anna and realizes that there is more to life than what he has already seen. He wants to be with Anna, but doesn’t want to hurt her. This drives him further into madness as the voices in his head continue to speak with him. He comes to the conclusion that he can’t see Anna anymore in fear that he will hurt her, so he becomes avoidant. Anna still wants to see Joseph, so she decides to find him, but is Joseph too far gone for Anna now?
I hadn’t really heard much about this film other than reading the back of the box and noticing how it is compared to Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. I have seen a few films where the viewer enters the mind of a serial killer, my favorite being The Ugly. This one is a bit more low budget than that film, and it shows throughout the movie. The picture quality is very grainy, which kind of adds to the atmosphere of the film. One thing I liked about this movie was the music used. It was created by the director, Zachary Hansen, where he used a Fisher Price PXL2000. This gave the film a sound that reminded me of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre and it really delivers this film into madness. The beginning of the film is a bit slow as it introduces us to our characters. After about 30 minutes, the movie picks up greatly as we see what goes on inside of Joseph’s head. Throughout the movie, we hear voices, which is what Joseph is hearing. Overall, the movie is pretty good. It’s slow at the beginning, but picks up towards the end. If you’re a fan of serial killer flicks, then you should check this one out. I give it a 6 out of 10.