Recalling films like BUG (William Friedkin, 2006), RESOLUTION (Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, 2012) and EVIL DEAD (Fede Alvarez, 2013), Mickey Keating’s POD (2015) takes the dramatic staple of a small group of people in an isolated space and brings a unique slant to conspiracy theory-based horror. Ed (Dean Cates) is a doctor who, with his hesitant sister Lyla (Lauren Ashley Carter), attempts an intervention for their brother Martin (Brian Morvant). Martin appears to be suffering from an untreated mental illness, and when his supposedly paranoid fears are placed under the microscope however, his well-meaning family gets more than they bargained for. Another of the SXSW midnight films that’s been creating a stir at festivals around the world, POD is a must see!
- Director: Mickey Keating
- Starring: Dean Cates, Lauren Ashley Carter, Larry Fessenden