CHRISTMAS HORROR NIGHTS 2021

SEE FOR ME & THE HOUSE OF SNAILS + SHORTS

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SEE FOR ME: Sophie, a young blind woman, house-sitting at a secluded mansion, finds herself in danger from a gang of thieves seeking a hidden safe. Her only means of defence: a phone app called “See for Me”, which connects her to a volunteer across the country who helps her by “seeing” on her behalf. Sophie is linked up with Kelly, a military veteran who spends her days playing first person shooters...


GRIMMFEST SAYS: This deft and dynamic spin on the classic WAIT UNTIL DARK scenario steeply ups the ante by making the blind protagonist a house-sitter, taking care of a big mansion in the middle of nowhere in the heart of Winter, thus placing her in a perilously unfamiliar environment, with very little chance of finding outside help. Add to this a smart high tech update of the “ally on the other end of a phoneline” trope, and the stage is set for a slick, whip-smart, and intricately constructed high-concept thriller, tense, tightly paced, corkscrew-plotted, and full of unexpected character twists. Where the film really comes into its own, though is in the strong and convincing central performance of Skyler Davenport, who is registered legally blind, and thus grounds the reality of the action, ensuring that the character doesn't ever do anything beyond the limitations of her disability. The film is filled with telling little observations about the various coping mechanisms blind people have to cope in a sighted world, but refuses to sentimentalise or sanitise its protagonist, who, we quickly realise, is no helpless innocent, but a canny and unscrupulous player in her own right. There's also a typically fine supporting turn as the criminals' sleazy boss from the ever-reliable Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy), a long-time specialist in the portrayal of slimy treacherous weasels and hateful, self-serving rat bastards. In short, this a meanspirited, pulp noir gem, which takes great pleasure in mixing and matching various well-established and ever-reliable genre tropes, in the process not only breathing new life into them all, but also finding constantly surprising directions in which to take them. It also makes an interesting thematic companion piece to Grimmfest 2021 Best Film Winner, MIDNIGHT, fans of whom (and that was pretty much all of you) should check this out.


'It's a simple story that's stunningly executed.....Sophie's flaws and the moral complications they create add distinct layers to this well-crafted and propulsive thriller'. Bloody Disgusting


Currently 80% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes!


-Festival screenings include: TRIBECA, VANCOUVER FILM FESTIVAL, BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL, FANTASY FILM FESTIVAL


This is an exclusive premiere screening. Not released in the UK until the 24th January 2022!

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    92 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    Canada
  • Premiere
    Northern UK premiere
  • Rating
    18
  • Director
    Randall Okita
  • Screenwriter
    Adam Yorke, Tommy Gushue
  • Producer
    Matt Code, Kristy Neville
  • Executive Producer
    David Di Brina
  • Cast
    Skyler Davenport, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Laura Vandervoort