A chilling, psychological thriller from the producers of ‘Split’ and ‘Get Out,’ Topher Grace (Black Klansman, Spider-Man 3, Interstellar, That 70’s Show, Last House on the Left) stars as Tom, recently released from a mental institute, living under house arrest under the watchful eye of a hard-boiled parole officer (Patricia Clarkson). With the help of medication, Tom enjoys his freedom in the vacant home, until he finds mysterious passages to hidden rooms, receives mysterious calls, and sees horrifying visitors. Tom faces down his demons as he attempts to figure out if these happenings are real or Delirium.
Delirium is one of the latest direct-to-streaming movie releases starring Topher Grace from ‘That 70’s Show’ and ‘The Last House on the Left’ remake, Dennis Iliadis. Available on Netflix, one of the film’s producers also happens to be Leonardo DiCaprio. There are basically only four actors in this film, but all of them play their parts very well, their acting is spot on and not over-done in any area.
The main plotline is about our main antagonist, Tom, who was recently released from a mental institution where he was locked up for a long time. He’s granted permission to return back to his home with the stipulation that he must wear an ankle bracelet at all times as he is not allowed to leave his house, and there are many things that do not seem familiar to him. It’s not long before he starts hearing strange noises and having odd visions. He sees decaying images of his dead father and shadows from the corners of his eye. I will say if you’ve ever seen ‘The Woman in Black’ then you’ll probably like it better than this one.
The first half of Delirium is mainly familiar and generic, but it still had its moments. Further, into the movie, it goes in another direction that I wasn’t entirely thrilled about. The ending was a little lame and a bit disappointing because it was incredibly abrupt. I also feel that this film is more of a psychological thriller than horror, as it is currently listed as. Overall though, this one was still on the creepy side and it’s no doubt worth a watch.
Everything about the production quality is quite good from sound design to the camera work. The acting of all characters was also done well, especially Grace and Clarkson, and they are all pretty believable. If there is a big takeaway from Delirium, it’s Topher Grace and his performance. There is a total Anthony Perkins-vibe coming from him that could work so well in future horror roles.
Release Date: May 22, 2018
Runtime: 1 hour, 36 minutes
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Suspense
Studio: Universal Pictures
Starring: Topher Grace, Patricia Clarkson, Callan Mulvey, Genesis Rodriguez
MPAA Rated: R
Directors: Dennis Iliadis
Reviewed by: Mike Davidson
Our Rating: 3.2 /5
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