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Film Review: Blind (2019)

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SYNOPSIS:

“Faye, a former actress that lost her vision due to botched laser eye surgery, struggles to put her life back together while living alone in her dream house in the Hollywood Hills. She soon starts opening to Luke, a personal trainer who is mute and can only communicate through his cell phone. When a masked stranger named Pretty Boy shows up, Faye will realize that she is not as alone as she thinks.”

REVIEW:

Director Marcel Walz (Blood Feast, Rootwood) brings us Blind, written by Joe Knetter (Night Terrors.) In the intro we meet Faye (Sarah French). She is cutting roses in the calm aesthetic of a house. Caroline Williams is one of the producers and she portrays Sophia in the movie. The title shows up in brail and then appears onscreen. Sheri Davis plays Lisa. Sheri is vibrant and fun.

Faye is being interviewed by Lisa. She lost her vision after some botched surgery. Blind barely started and I’m already nervous. Okay, so there is a person with a sheet over their head and well, let’s say it doesn’t look good. Faye and Sophia are having a conversation. Sophia is trying to help Faye and she gives her some advice on Luke (Tyler Grant). There could be a message entwined in this movie. Appreciate life, be grateful and thankful for what you have.

I love the shots, the colors, and the cast is doing a great job. Faye and Sophia go to a group support meeting. Lydia (Jessica Galetti) shares her story. Luke cannot speak, he hosts the support groups. Blind covers a lot. The trauma of Faye losing her sight, PTSD, sadness, pain, the need to have support, memories of having her vision, depression, and loss.

Faye’s music scenes are calm. She is sitting and listening to music and trying to find her Zen.

Sophia is trying to set Luke up with Faye. They do like one another. Caroline Williams does such a good job playing Sophia. She’s warm, caring, and funny. Poor Luke, he can’t catch a break. Now, Faye is being invaded by a super creepy delivery guy. Stalkers, killers, and creepers who watch people in general are horrible. But now you have this aspect of, this woman is blind and cannot see, yet her other senses are supposed to be heightened.

Sarah French does a good job playing Faye. She gives her depth and emotion.

Now, the creepy masked man is in HER BED. HOW? WHY? Faye needs to call the police and of course they send one officer. Why doesn’t he call for back-up? Blind is unsettling in a good way. The officer, Officer Jacobs (Thomas Haley) or Officer Lonely over here, is by himself while “investigating.” (Most like someone will have to come save the officer.) Pretty Boy (Jed Rowen) is close to Faye, sitting near her and she doesn’t know it.

The mask they picked for Blind is creepy because there is no expression, it’s this plain mask but Jed Rowen plays this lurking in the darkness character with ease. Faye is one hell of a situation. She is pouring her heart out and sharing all of these feelings. She isn’t sharing with who you expect though. This is wild. It’s so unnerving.

You expect someone to come and help or you expect her to notice something or smell something? Movies like Copycat, Hush, Jennifer 8 have dealt with situations like this. This was a fun movie. The fact that Faye is blind, it makes it scarier because this man with this creep mask is coming and going as he pleases. Faye goes through a lot. Check out Blind, add it to those Halloween watch list.

Sarah French (Art of the Dead), Jed Rowen (Halloween Pussy Trap Kill! Kill!), Tyler Gallant (#FollowMe), Ben Kaplan (“Alex and the Single Girls”), Caroline Williams (Ten Minutes to Midnight, Texas Chain Saw Massacre Part 2), Thomas Haley (Lilith), Sheri Davis (Hair of the Dog), Jessica Galetti (Crazy Rich Asians), Michael St. Michaels (Freshwater), and Kevin Cooper star in a Marcel Walz film.

One comment

  1. To compare this with “Hush” is unbelievable. Nothing happens in this film, it has no ending, it’s amateurish acted. It’s low-budget-trash. have you seen seed 2 by this director guy, it’s only slightly better…? no talent at all, even with a little bit of money

     

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