Here's an interesting little independent horror film for you to check out. Called Headspace, the film stars Olivia Husset, William Atherton, Larry Fessenden, Mark Margolis (he's that one from Requiem For A Dream) as well as featuring Dee Wallace Stone and Udo Kier. Impressive.
Directed by Andrew van den Houten, the film is about a young man who unlocks his brain's full potential but along with the increase in intelligence comes something much darker.
25-year-old Alex Borden is handsome, charming, and intelligent. In fact, he may be too smart for his own good as his life is swiftly becoming a living hell.
Alex's nightmare begins when he meets Harry, a mysterious artist and chess-master. Alex becomes alarmed when his intellect mysteriously begins to grow, and so do the horrors that invade his nightmares, and soon his waking hours.
Long-suppressed memories surface and Alex must face the terrors of his violent past, a vanished older brother, a father who abandoned both his sons, and a mother who was viciously murdered.
But it is only the beginning of Alex's calamity. Friends and neighbors are disappearing, and people are whispering rumors of a serial killer. Menaced from all sides by the forces of evil, Alex must overcome his past and contain his own deadly urges so he can hopefully discover what demons, both real and imagined, are stalking him.
8th Jun 04 The film opens with a very similar voiceover narration to the original (see Trivia) but with different footage as we tour the furnace room, all fingernail scratches and blood-clotted hair, of the Hewitt residence.