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Proxy

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There are films that come along that sort of fit in the world of horror while also not so much. Usually these involve some sort of tramatic story involving family and crazy people. The latest, Proxy is one of those films that appears to be one thing, but could easily be something else. Could this movie have that creepy special something that will help it stand out or is it just another convoluted throw away horror-esque film?

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Proxy follows a young pregnant woman who is brutally attacked and disfigured by a hooded assailant. This horrible event seems to be a blessing in disguise when she finds consolation in a support group. Her life of sadness and solitude is opened up to friendship, understanding, and even acceptance. However, friendship and understanding can be very dangerous things when accepted by the wrong people. At the start of this movie it seems to drag a bit but not because nothing is happening, but because it’s hard to figure what is going on. Thankfully this doesn’t last too long and the movie gets really intriguing. This is one of those movies that seems like you know where things are going, but various events throughout keep changing its course. This isn’t a horror film in the sense of scary but more in the creepy real life aspect of it all. The film is following one individual but then shifts focus to someone else making for a more intriguing and at times disturbing storyline. The actors all do a fine job, but it is the bizarre nature of the story and the crafty story telling that really brings it home.

This isn’t a gory movie, but there are some moments of blood splattering that helps to bring the story home. The film as a whole is reminiscent of some of the classic psychological horror films of the 70s, but still manages to be its own thing. While it may not resonate with some, this is one that you have to check out and make the decision for yourself.