TODD (2021) Reviews and overview

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Todd is a 2021 American psychological thriller about an “odd man out” whose pain and anger turn into rage and despair.

Directed by Aaron Warren (Hidden Agenda) from a screenplay co-written with James Catizone, the movie stars Aaron Jackson (Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror), Michael Winslow (2 Lava 2 Lantula!; Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!; Gingerclown), Hans Hernke (American Bigfoot; Bridge of the Doomed; Nest of Vampires) and Laura Stetman.

From a young age, Todd is shunned and ridiculed by his peers. Over time his pain and anger turn into rage and despair.

When psychoanalysis and depression drugs don’t work, the young eccentric becomes morbid and introverted, withdrawing from society in a downward spiral to insanity. He not only sets his sights on an aspiring young actress but on his psychiatrist and the doctor’s family too…

Todd is stuffed with scenes that have only the slightest narrative thread to connect them. The poster and synopsis suggest we may be in for a horror film, but it falls far short of striking up anything closely resembling the genre. Instead, we are left wandering from moment to moment, wondering when we can hop off.” Film Threat

” …while this movie sure makes generous use of psycho-thriller tropes, it’s by no means your run-of-the-mill thriller, basically because it doesn’t center its story around suspense setpieces, instead develops its characters to the fullest, and this way manages to create a proper feeling of unease, which unloads itself in the finale in a rather unexpected way.” Search My Trash

Cast and characters:
Aaron Jackson … Doctor Richard Miller
Michael Winslow … Jake
Hans Hernke … Todd Platt
Laura Stetman … Amy Westcott
Eliana Ghen … Helen Franklin
Jason Menz … Jack Midas
Mercedes Gutierrez … Raven
Clare Lopez … Elizabeth
Savannah Grace Elmer … Ashley Miller
Chloë Marie Rhoades … Bar Patron (as Chloe Rhoades)
Kyrillos Saber … Bar Patron
Reese Giles … Bar Patron
Rhonda Cusumano … Kate Miller
Thomas M.J. Zdanowicz … Bar Patron
Tatum Bates … Bar Patron

Filming locations:
Kissimmee, Lake Mary, Orlando and Winter Park, Florida

Technical details:
91 minutes

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