I’m a pure gore hound when it comes to my favourite genre, yet writer/director Zack Parker has left an unnerving but fascinating impression with the first trailer and poster for his suspense shocker PROXY. I’m eager to see this intriguing effort, however there is just something intensely unsettling coming the film centred on a young women’s pregnancy that’s rubbing me the wrong way. Maybe it’s the fact I’m a father and going though that process was something special to behold. Check it out and see if it has the same affect on you!
A very pregnant Esther Woodhouse (Rasmussen) is walking home after her latest OB appointment, when she is brutally attacked and disfigured by a hooded assailant. When Esther seeks consolation in a support group, she finds friendship and empathy in Melanie (Havins), another mother scarred with tragedy. Esther soon begins to believe that the horrific event might be a bittersweet act of fate. However, friendship and empathy can be very dangerous things when accepted by the wrong people.
PROXY stars Alexia Rasmussen, Alexa Havins, Kristina Klebe and Joe Swanberg. It makes its premiere at next months Toronto Film Festival. No word yet on any general release dates.