Threshold – USA, 2016

‘The end isn’t near, it’s already inside.’

Threshold is a 2016 American science fiction horror feature film written and directed by Jason Eric Perlman. The movie stars Trilby Glover, Randy Wayne, Leslie Stevens and Nicholas Oteri.

Plot:

Blaming herself for her son’s accidental death, young wife Cynthia (Trilby Glover) risks redemption at the hands of an otherworldly intruder who appears in the couple’s home during a night of apocalyptic world events and somehow knows every detail of Cynthia’s guilt-ridden past…

Review:

Threshold is a beautifully shot, intelligent and touching film that both intrigues and enthralls. Some viewers may find it initially too slow to deliver the shocks they crave but when it does get down to the nitty gritty conflict situation, it’s intense.

Ultimately, Threshold is a relationship-based drama that posits questions about parenting, loss and the environment. That said, the home invasion element that it presents is nonetheless gripping and involving.

Threshold is a film that rises above genre expectations and offers something more cerebral. Filmmaker Jason Eric Perlman should be commended for creating a thoughtful movie that we can reflect on. Performances by the principal leads Trilby Glover, Randy Wayne and Leslie Stevens are excellent. Recommended.

Adrian J Smith, HORRORPEDIA

Other reviews:

“For some, Threshold will amount to little more than an unsatisfactory home invasion flick, while for others it will be a multi-layered tale of loss, faith, and redemption. It is an enjoyable watch…” Cryptic Rock

Cast and characters:

  • Trilby Glover … Cynthia
  • Randy Wayne … Aaron
  • Leslie Stevens … The Woman
  • Nicholas Oteri … Caleb
  • Graham Sibley … Dagan
  • Lenny von Dohlen … Dr. Clair
  • Derek Magyar … Shane
  • Alexandra Boylan … Corinne
  • Adalgiza Chermont … Lucia
  • Patrick Claybon … Newscaster
  • Tonya Cornelisse … Book Club Member
  • Courtney Daniels … Liz
  • Dan Gruenberg … Hippie Bookstore Employee (as Xu Razer)
  • Betsy Hume … Bree
  • Jennifer Karraz … Book Club Member (as Jennifer Abraham)

Production companies:

  • Busted Buggy Entertainment
  • Manic Son
  • Lake Forest Entertainment

Technical details:

  • 98 minutes
  • Dolby Digital

Notes:

This film should not be confused with the 2018 movie of the same name directed by Brian Kelly Jones and George Kaplan.

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