Thursday, February 13, 2020

Impossible Monsters (2019)

A psychology professor looking to get a big money grant starts up a sleep study focusing on dreams, nightmares and sleep paralysis. Things do not go smoothly as ethical questions are raised and a murder occurs.

Solid thriller is kind of hard to really discuss. I know that many of fellow writers will tell you everything at the drop of a hat but in this case I don't think that is proper. In trying to read on the film to see how some fellow writers handled the twists I found that more than one gave away details that really clue you in to what is going on. I don't want to do that.

I will say that this is a well made and stylish thriller with more than its fair share of suspense. Better in many ways than several recent thrillers, the film manages to keep us off balance by not doing exactly what e expect when we expect it. The film also boasts a couple of nice suspense sequences that keep us focused on what is happening and not our cellphone screens.


IMPOSSIBLE MONSTERS hits theater in LA and NYC Friday. It hits VOD platforms on March 3

1 comment:

  1. I saw "Impossible Monsters" at Cinequest last year and picked up the blu-ray last week. First off, the film is not perfect. Although the writing could be stronger, the story itself is quite unique. Themes of control and lack thereof dominate (no pun intended) the film.

    Characters' inner worlds are nicely crafted onscreen through various layers in the style and textures of the music, cinematography and editing. The original artwork created for the character of Otis is incredible. It could stand on it's own and deserves a gallery show in the future.

    Overall, the cast of Impossible Monsters (2019) is fantastic, engaging and complex in their choices. It was great to see Santino Fontana in a very different role.