TWINSANITY aka DOWNWARD TWIN (2018) Reviews and overview

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‘A need for independence will throw everything off balance’

Twinsanity – aka Downward Twin – is a 2018 American psychological horror thriller feature film directed by Buz Wallick from a screenplay by Julian Broudy. The movie stars Karissa Strain, Katie Strain and Yves Bright.


After their mother dies, Celeste Hart struggles to come to terms with her own identity, literally, as her mother was the only person who could ever tell Celeste apart from her identical twin, Leeann. Dealing with grief differently, Celeste begins to pull away from her sister, her partner in life and business, while dangerously unstable Leeann only smothers Celeste more.

Mere days before opening their hip new yoga studio, Celeste escapes on a self-realization yoga retreat lead by Sergio, a Yogi who’s as charming as he is spiritual. Abandoned, Leeann unravels maniacally and plots to find her twin and put an identity-bending end to Celeste’s new beginning – at any cost…

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“Karissa and Katie Strain do an excellent job at portraying these two characters. Also, former supermodel Angie Everhart has a supporting role and gives an equally good performance […] a very solid psychological thriller. It’s definitely worth your time so be sure to check it out.” Heaven of Horror

“Imagine telling no-one you had an identical twin even though you knew she had a history of impersonating you. Imagine the sheer stupidity of calling your film Twinsanity when Twinanity is only a letter away.” iWatch, Letterboxd

“The visible differences in clothing between the two girls is apparent to see and one of the oldest tricks in the book when it comes to subconscious tells […] Still, seeing Celeste in predominantly blue colours while Leeann embraces a darker shade of red does help set the two girls apart. On top of this, some of the editing is nicely implemented too, especially late on when some of the scenes fade into one another and overlap.” The Review Geek

Cast and characters:

  • Karissa Strain … Celeste Hart
  • Katie Strain … Leeann Hart
  • Yves Bright … Sergio
  • Angie Everhart … Rita
  • Thaddeus Shafer … Kasch
  • Mary O’Neil … Marina
  • Matt Mercer … Jack
  • Anne Marie Howard … Grant & Sattler Realtor
  • Myles Cranford … Mr. Arnold
  • Stephanie Hyden … Pregnant Woman
  • Paige Lauren Billiot … Yoga Student

Filming locations:

Santa Barbara, California

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