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Exhibit A (DVD)

Exhibit A (DVD)

IndiePix Price: $24.95

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starstarstarhalf a starGenuinely disturbing

Jun 11th, 2010

This is a REALLY scary film. Not because it's full of monsters or spooky goings-on, but instead it's the dread feeling of watching a man's personality disintegrate under stress, with ghastly results. Andy King is a normal, loving dad of two normal teenagers and a normal, nice wife. It's all very... normal. But when his daughter Judith acquires a video camera, she starts obsessively filming her family - especially her dad as the pressures of family and work life begin to affect his behaviour. To tell you more would spoil things!

It's a short film - less than an hour and a half. It's all shot in an intentionally "amateur" way (think "Blair Witch") and the wobbly shots can sometimes be a little tiresome. But at such a length, the story seldom drags. If, during the first half-hour, you're wondering, "where the hell is this going?" then just stick with it a little longer and the clues appear, and you'll be hooked.

The last twenty minutes or so are truly horrifying. Not gory or anything, just genuinely disturbing and even quite hard to watch.

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