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The Bookworm

USA 2017
produced by
Todd Staruch for Theatre of Terror
directed by Tom Ryan
starring Scott Gorbach, Sarah Schoofs, Cienna Rizza, Jennifer Jiles, Amy Cole, Patrick Devaney
screenplay by Tom Ryan, based on a short story by Russell Hackett, music by Robert Frankenberg, special effects by Michael Anthony Scardillo

short

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Mark (Scott Gorbach) loves books more than people - but seeing his own family, that's totally understandable ... and thus, with the money his deceased father has left him, Mark buys himself a library, just for his own, private use - which is something his mother (Jennifer Jiles) and sister (Cienna Rizza) don't even try to understand. Interestingly, in his library, which ought to be closed to the public (even if the doors are usually wide open), Mark finds a woman, Lara (Sarah Schoofs), who seems to share his love for books - though maybe in a completely different way ...

 

The Bookworm is a film that might be slow in build-up, but is all the more enjoyable for it, taking time to let its macabre story unfold without giving away too much or relying on spectacle too soon. Instead it fleshes out its story and characters via interesting situations and poignant dialogue that are just elements of good storytelling, to then reward us with a surprise twist ending. And a subtle direction and compact cast of course don't hurt one bit, either.

Quite likeable (in its own morbid way), really.

 

 

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