From revered horror writer/director Nacho Vigalondo, comes the “fiendishly inventive” follow-up to modern cult favourites TIMECRIMES and segment ‘A’ of THE ABCs OF DEATH…
Elijah Wood (Maniac, Sin City, Lord of the Rings Trilogy)
Sasha Grey (The Girlfriend Experience, Would You Rather)
Neil Maskell (Kill List, TV series ‘UTOPIA’)
Open Windows is released in the UK on VOD 13th April and DVD 20th April from Koch Media.
You can order the DVD now from Amazon UK – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Open-Windows-DVD-Elijah-Wood/dp/B00ST9QSKK/
When Nick (Elijah Wood) discovers that he’s won a dinner date with his favorite star Jill Goddard (Sasha Grey), he’s incredibly excited to finally get the chance to meet her. That excitement deflates when Jill refuses to honour the contest and all of Nick’s hopes are dashed. He’s intrigued when Chord (Neil Maskell), a man claiming to be Jill’s campaign manager, offers him something he can’t quite refuse: Chord will give Nick the ability to constantly view Jill via computer. Nick is initially reluctant but ultimately cannot resist the opportunity to gain unlimited access to the woman of his dreams. However, Nick soon learns that everything comes at a price, and what starts as the realisation of his fantasies soon becomes a nightmare that puts him and Jill in serious danger.
OPEN WINDOWS takes the techno thriller further, borrowing its playbook from classic voyeuristic films such as REAR WINDOW (1954) and PEEPING TOM (1960). Spanish genre trickster Nacho Vigalondo (“Timecrimes,” “Extraterrestrial”) combines all these cinematic elements and cultural influences to tell a lurid tale of celebrity obsession, blackmail and murder; with plenty of clever twists delivered in an intricately designed cyber world – not too unfamiliar to the audience.
The film stars Elijah Wood, once again playing against a type established with the hugely successful LORD OF THE RINGS Trilogy. OPEN WINDOWS is evidence again of his range and love for cult sci-fi and horror, following on from his recent performances in MANIAC (2012) and GRAND PIANO (2013).
“Elevates Hitchcockian suspense to jittery new levels of mayhem and paranoia.” Variety
“Hugely impressive” Sci Fi Now
“Inventive” UK Horror Scene
“Open Windows is a thrilling and suspenseful” HeyUGuys
“Taut and tense thrill-ride that with some of the most impressive filmmaking techniques seen in many a year.” Flickering Myth
“Plays a like a high tech Hitchcock thriller, with Elijah Wood excelling at the ‘wrong man’ Movie Ramblings