*This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!*
“How would you like an alternative sentence?”
Subject released on Screambox on August 22nd 2023. The supernatural horror film stars Tristan Barr, Cecilia Low, and Gaby Seow. It runs for approximately an hour and seventeen minutes.
A convicted criminal on the way to prison is approached by a government agent, who offers him the opportunity to participate in a secret experiment in exchange for commuting his sentence.
Here is the trailer:
Subject features an inventive idea with some genuinely disturbing moments. Is it worthy of YOUR next watch? Let’s find out…
A plot that pulls you in.
I absolutely LOVED the idea behind this. It sort of reminded me of the Dharma Initiative experiments in LOST if they were to go full horror. The film didn’t waste any time with unnecessary fluff. The audience went along for the ride and character layers were reveled later on through flashbacks, which worked well here. Too much set-up would have slowed down the pacing so I thought this was the right approach.
The ending was really disturbing!
I didn’t know where we were going with this, but I was pleasantly surprised by the ending. There will be no spoilers here, but it was the best part of the movie by far and it revealed quite a bit of skin-crawling moments that were well worth the wait.
The dialogue felt a little forced.
Look, it’s not easy carrying a film by yourself. Tristan Barr (who is also the Director of this film) did a good job with everything and held my attention overall. That being said, I wish the dialogue was a little bit more natural and organic. Sometimes it felt like the actor was explaining things to the audience rather than revealing real moments of self-reflection and truth in his video diaries.
So am I in or out?
I’m in about 75 percent…
Subject is deranged and disturbing!
It took a scary concept and built on it, leading up to some real moments of suspense.
Overall, I enjoyed this film and it did enough to earn a watch.
Special thanks to Continuance Pictures for this advanced screening! You can check out Subject now on Screambox!
I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Subject (2023) in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!
Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl
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