‘Some bonds are stronger than blood’
Threshold is a 2020 American horror feature film that follows a young woman who claims to be cursed and goes on a road trip to find a cure. She persuades her estranged brother to join her. The movie was filmed entirely on an iPhone.
Directed by Powell Robinson and Patrick Robert Young (Bastard) from a screenplay written by the latter, the Big Bad Film production stars Madison West, John Terrell, Joey Millin and Nadine Sondej-Robinson.
Threshold had its North American premiere at Salem Horror Fest 2020 during its first weekend starting October 2nd.
The film will be available for streaming via the Arrow platform on May 3rd 2021.
” …the film remained interesting without ever showing any of the screwed-up events that happen to Virginia. But as a road trip movie, it may have been able to layer these events better as the siblings attempt to reconstruct their bond. Things in Threshold start off so strong out of the gate that as the audience approaches the climax of the film, interest has waned.” 25 Years Later
“Whilst the genre elements are ever-present, bubbling to the surface at the end, it’s the family drama which serves as a focal point. It works well thanks to impressive performances from Millin and West. They have a wary rapport which builds and evolves throughout the film. Making Threshold an enjoyable and intriguing watch.” Backseat Mafia
“Threshold displays moody lighting and beautiful photography, despite being shot on iPhones. Principal leads West and Millan offer strong performances as the sister and brother duo. Engaging characters that will draw you into to story, wanting to see how it turns out. Some viewers might grow impatient with the film’s slow pace, but, yes, Threshold is horror art.” Hollywood Investigator
“Threshold strikes an odd balance as it is just as much of an occult horror movie as it is a family road-trip movie, equipped with all the trappings that both genre films are known for, save for possibly some comedy — there is nothing comedic about Threshold, it is an emotionally raw, performance-driven film that doesn’t let go…” Horror Buzz
“The whole thing feels like a film school exercise and I can only conclude that the people involved in Threshold got so caught up in the freewheeling and uninhibited experience of making the movie that they lost all track of the story and audience. Threshold is barely a horror film and doesn’t seem to really want to be one either.” Love Horror
” …though technology and budget restricted the vision of the directors Patrick Robert Young and Powell Robinson more than their pumped up creativity, the overall direction of the lead actors is extremely impressive and engaging. Though be warned, gorehounds. The film focuses far more on drama than horror.” Pop Horror
Cast and characters:
Madison West … Virginia
John Terrell … Jeffrey
Joey Millin … Leo
Nadine Sondej-Robinson … Mom
Not to be confused with Threshold (2016) directed by Jason Eric Perlman and starring stars Trilby Glover, Randy Wayne and Leslie Stevens, or Threshold (2018) directed by Brian Kelly Jones and George Kaplan and starring Clayton Haymes, Julia Gallagher and Shelby Suzanne.