Released Year: 2013
Runtime: 120 minutes
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Directors: Zack Parker
Writers: Kevin Donner, Zack Parker
Casts: Joe Swanberg, Kristina Klebe, Alexa Havins, Alexia Rasmussen, Faust Checho, Shayla Hardy, Kitsie Duncan, Erika Hoveland, Adam Stephenson, Jim Dougherty, Brittany Wagner, Mark A. Nash, Dianne Bischoff, Phyllis Munro, Erica Stikeleather
IMDB: Proxy (2013) - IMDB
IMDB Rating: 5.5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5.1
The Dissolve -
Director and co-writer Zack Parker (Scalene) combines a Hitchcockian penchant for disorientation with a Brian De Palma-esque formal bravado, and he's made the rare film that's impossible to peg all the way up to its final minutes-a truly unnerving study in multiple pathologies.
Los Angeles Times -
Whatever Proxy lacks in narrative cohesion and psychological realism, it makes up for in its compelling fever-dream quality and its probing questions about the darker side of parenting.
Increasingly silly even as it maintains a grave tone, Proxy doesn't always work, but its commitment to unpredictable twists and pushing beyond morbid extremes bears the stamp of showmanship sorely lacking from many other examples of the genre.
Parker has made a tough, brutal, and often riveting thriller.
While walking home from her latest OB appointment, a very pregnant Esther Woodhouse is brutally attacked and disfigured by a hooded assailant. This horrible event seems to be a blessing in disguise when Esther finds consolation in a support group. Her life of sadness and solitude is opened up to friendship, understanding, and even acceptance. However, friendship and understanding can be very dangerous things when accepted by the wrong people.