Blinders (2020) reviews of rideshare stalker thriller movie

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Blinders is a 2020 American thriller feature film about a young man who unwittingly befriends an unstable rideshare driver who then stalks him.

Directed by Tyler Savage (Inheritance) from a screenplay co-written with Dash Hawkins, the movie stars Christine Ko (Extracurricular Activities), Vincent Van Horn (Inheritance), Michael Lee Joplin (#Slaughterhouse) and Dusty Sorg (Abductee; Bloodline).

Plot:

We now live in a world where fake news is a reality, where the bad guys win because they manipulate our collective vulnerabilities. Meet Andy Escobedo, starting fresh after a messy break-up, relocating from Austin to Los Angeles.

Eager to make new connections, he befriends Roger, an unusual rideshare driver. But when Roger’s behaviour gets too strange for comfort, Andy dumps him, choosing to focus on a budding relationship with Sam instead. But Roger has no intention of being ditched that easily…

Reviews [click links to read more]:

Blinders is far more than a stalker based thriller; it’s ending deliciously moving from slow-burn thriller to horror in a heartbeat. Surprising and enthralling the audience with a delightfully horrific twist. And when this is matched with great performances, a devilish screenplay and beautiful design, Blinders truly excels far beyond the realms of mainstream thriller and horror.” Cinerama Film

Blinders is frequently tense beyond belief and Andy’s victimisation is often painful to behold, even when it’s borderline darkly amusing; all three of the central characters are perfectly cast, adrift as they are in an inhospitable location; in particular Andy’s apartment never has the chance to progress beyond ‘unique fixer-upper’ status.” Dark Eyes of London

“It may hit many familiar tropes but ultimately it does something you won’t expect and for that it deserves plenty of kudos. With a stellar cast, a tight script and strong direction, Blinders is one of the best films shown at this year’s festival. I highly recommend you seek it out.” Entertainment Focus

“Starting off as a nail-biting thriller, Blinders dives into horror territory in its third act, including a violent act that is more disturbing than the average slasher kill.” The Scariest Things

” …director-co-writer Tyler Savage has painstakingly constructed his thriller so that the male perspective on what makes a woman tick is far from the reality. This is a clever, deeply subversive take on gendered norms, where the blinders are ultimately on the viewer.” Sight & Sound

Release:

Blinders premiered at the Arrow Video Digital FrightFest on 31st August 2020.

Cast and characters:

Christine Ko … Sam
Vincent Van Horn … Andy
Michael Lee Joplin … Roger
Dusty Sorg … Cheeto
Carla Valentine … Officer Moore
Scott Subiono … Officer Dawson
Landry Allbright … Erin
Paula Jai Parker … Evelyn
Chase Joliet … Colton
Stephanie Barkley … Kim
Steve Sobel … Derrick
Alex Dobrenko … Boris
Darius Marcell … Jeremy
Jongman Kim … Cashier
Rebecca Knowles … Sandy

  

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