Friday, November 09, 2012

From Within




(2008)****

The suicide of a Goth teen in a small religious community triggers a chain of suicides. The townsfolk soon turn their suspicion for these “suicides” to Aidan, the brother of the Goth teen. Lindsay, who takes pity on Aidan after he is beaten to a pulp by religious jerks, becomes unpopular as the two form a friendship and begin investigating the spate of deaths occurring in their small town. As people continue dying in gruesome ways Lindsay learns that the Goth teen’s suicide was a big “fuck you” to the town for wrongly accusing and murdering his mother years earlier after she was accused of murdering a boy who accidentally drowned. His suicide was not an act of despair but rather a mechanism for setting off a curse that can only be stopped by additional sacrifice. Check out the trailer:



This was part of the “8 Films to Die For” series and it is terrific. The townsfolk aren’t committing suicide; they are being murdered by their doppelgangers! This is the second doppelganger film I have watched this year and damn, it’s an eerie and effective way to scare the pants off me. There’s nothing more terrifying than being stalked by you (only with no eyes). The ending of this film is solidly kick ass and unexpected and I highly recommend this to all of you.

3 comments:

Catfreeek said...

I watched this and really liked it as well, that ending is great.

Octopunk said...

Cool! Glad to see you have a winner. Doppelgangers, man.

DCD said...

Sounds great! Nice find.