‘Secure your soul’
Bad Impulse is a 2019 American horror film about a suburban husband and father who buys a cutting edge home security system, in the aftermath of a traumatic event. Unfortunately, he that it slowly destroys that which he most wants to protect.
Directed by Michelle Danner from a screenplay written by Jason Chase Tyrrell (Ghost House), the All in Films production stars Grant Bowler(Guns Akimbo), Sonya Walger, James Landry-Hebert (Once Upon A Time in Hollywood), Dan Lauria, Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas), Stephanie Cayo, Abbi Ford, Stephanie Cayo and Rebecca Black.
In the aftermath of his attack by loan sharks, Henry Sharpe (Grant Bowler), a suburban husband, father, and successful stockbroker becomes a paranoid recluse. He comes to install a cutting-edge home security system from the mysterious Lou Branch (Paul Sorvino).
The “cutting edge” part of the system is that each occupant of the household is fitted with an anklet that draws a blood sample and codes their DNA into the system. Henry Sharpe soon realises his paranoia has placed his family at the mercy of an A.I. that is slowly destroying that which he most wants to protect…
Director Danner recently told The Hollywood Reporter: “Bad Impulse is a psychological horror-thriller that tells the story of a family like any other family until a new high-tech security system causes them to be unable to suppress their deepest, darkest inhibitions. These freeing yet troubling experiences force each family member to look into their own black mirror that causes them to live out their innermost fears and desires and ultimately sends their lives spiralling out of control.”
Bad Impulse will be released theatrically in select locations and On-Demand on December 18th 2020.
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Cast and characters:
Sonya Walger … Christine Sharpe
Dan Lauria … Brandon Reilly
Stephanie Cayo … Lucia
Paul Sorvino … Lou Branch
Grant Bowler … Henry Sharpe
Christine Dunford … Radio Announcer
Rene Rosado … Miguel
James Landry Hébert … The Stranger
Tracy Melchior … The Missus
Rebecca Black … Joy
Bjorn Johnson … Bearded Man
David Coussins … Liam
Savannah Lathem … Charlotte (as Savannah Brooke Lathem)
Abbi Ford … Angela Sharpe
Garrett Backstrom … Trevor
Los Angeles, California