More and more films premiere on Video on Demand — if they don’t simply bypass a theatrical release altogether. Because VOD reviews are often scarce and hard to find, Criticwire created VODetails, a recurring column to help you figure out whether a new VOD release is worth your hard-earned dollar. This time we’re looking at “Entrance,” a slow-burning horror film. Y’know, you never movies being described as “fast-burning.” I’m going to have to get on that.
Director: Dallas Hallam & Patrick Horvath
Cast: Suziey Block, Karen Gorham, Joshua Grote
Official Synopsis: “‘Entrance’ is a subtle psychological thriller centered upon Suzy (Suziey Block), a young woman in Los Angeles who can’t get comfortable in her own skin. She’s haunted by nostalgia, has no real friends, and finds herself wandering aimlessly through life in the city. Suzy now feels stuck, her part-time-turned-full-time job at a coffee house was never meant to be forever. With each day she finds it increasingly difficult to put on a smile for strangers while making their lattes. Her alienation begins to stretch into the deeper corners of her life. She comes to find herself unable to connect with anyone, let alone her roommate Karen, whose life Suzy wishes was her own. Soon, what should be the simplest of everyday interactions twist and distort into the threatening. Suzy can’t shake the gnawing suspicion that a true menace grows just outside her field of vision. She falls hard out of love with the city, but it doesn’t want to let her go. When she scrambles to take control of her life, her anxiety rises to a fever pitch that boils over into a waking nightmare.”
“One of the most horrifying cinematic experiences I’ve had so far this year.”
“if you are a genre fan looking for something a little different it’s worth a watch.”
“May seem like one of the driest and most uneventful horror flicks you’ve seen in a while. If, however, you’re willing to focus on the little details and simply surrender to the filmmakers’ sparse little character study, you’ll be rewarded with a rather shocking third act that makes a lot of the waiting worthwhile.”
“Fans of Ti West’s deliberately paced style of horror might find plenty to chew on.”
“So underwhelming that the twists feel rudely unearned.”
“Entrance” is now available on VOD and iTunes.