March 15th, 2016   Uncategorized No Comments

Luckily, day four still ended on a relative high note, with Thomas Dekker’s impressive psychological thriller Jack Goes Home. Like Jacob’s Ladder before it, Jack Goes Home is an exploration of trauma that utilizes horror tropes and imagery to bring viewers closer to its protagonist’s headspace. The eponymous Jack is masterfully played with smug ferocity by Rory Culkin, while the underrated character actor and horror icon Lin Shaye plays his seemingly unhinged mother, who he is visiting after a car accident injured her and killed his father. Smartly constructed and shot, Jack Goes Home doesn’t necessarily break new ground but Dekker’s direction is so confident and his aesthetic sense so well honed it feels like a completely unique horror experience. Dekker does excellent work maintaining suspense over Jack’s stability, beginning with an early scene of foreshadowing that has Jack sleepwalking and making creepy statements about something in the attic to his childhood friend Cleo (Britt Robertson). By the time Jack gets to his childhood home, the question of what is and isn’t real in the film becomes more difficult to answer. Though Culkin is an excellent and engaging lead, Shaye has the hardest job in the film, constantly straddling the line between grieving and demented, and as deeply hidden secrets from the family’s past emerge, that line becomes all the more strained. Jack Goes Home isn’t technically a horror film, but what Dekker has produced is an intense and frequently horrifying experience, touching not just on the grief that comes from the loss of a parent, but also repressed memories and survivor’s guilt. Like prior SXSW standout The Invitation, Jack Goes Home is best when you enter into it without much prior knowledge, and also warrants a second viewing to better understand what exactly is happening.

Source: SXSW Film 2016 Day Four: Preacher, Death by Audio and Jack Goes Home – Loser City

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Quirky crime drama featuring Thomas as a former gay prostitute and Backstrom's connection to the criminal world.
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