Paranoia (1999) Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
PARANOIA focuses on a young woman who witnessed the senseless murder of her family by a demented madman named Calvin Hawkes. Because she saw a brilliant light at the time, she is now afraid of the light, not the dark. She has become an interior designer, pretty much a recluse in her darkened apartment, having psychiatric sessions with a doctor on her computer. Into her life resurfaces a young man she grew up with, a hunky football player who admits he was interested in her, but felt she was unapproachable. And now, the woman is receiving instant message conversations with the imprisoned Hakes, who is threatening her, and saying he will get her like he did her family. She calls the prison and after some obstacles, discovers that Hawkes is getting out on probation. This just begins the miasma of plot twists writer/director Larry Brand serves up.
I liked this movie because it’s simple, not overly gory and melodramatic. Brigitte Bako as the heroine is very convincing; Sally Kirkland does a nice cameo as the psychiatrist; Robert Floyd is a nice combination of machismo and sensitivity; and of course, Larry Drake is cool as the mad executioner. It is by no means a flashy movie, and it’s cool atmosphere makes it a haunting movie.
About Paranoia (1999)
Starring: Larry Drake, Scott Valentine, Bernadette Quigley, Stephen Gevedon, Robert Floyd (III)
Director: Larry Brand