Written by: Michael Den Boer on November 1st, 2016
Theatrical Release Date: USA, 2016
Production Company: Creepy Kid Productions
Approximate running time: 85 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Director: Christopher Di Nunzio
Writer: Christopher Di Nunzio
Cinematographer: Nolan Yee
Composer: Frederic Mauerhofer
Cast: David Graziano, Jami Tennille, Irina Peligrad, Kris Salvi, Justin Thibault, Carlyne Fournier, Renee Lawrie
Synopsis: After the death of wife, a man goes on a spiritual journey that pushes him to the edge of sanity.
Delusion is a supernatural themed thriller the centers around a man whose grief for his deceased wife continues to be a heavy burden on him. The film first major twist arrives the form of a letter from his deceased wife who urges him to move on and live his life to the fullest. From there he takes her advice and shortly thereafter he meets a mysterious woman in the park. Then by time the film gets to its final act the protagonist life starts to fall apart due to the choices that he has made.
The narrative is well constructed and the main characters are well defined. When it comes to the pacing there is a deliberateness to it that some viewers may find challenging. Fortunately for those who embrace the pacing, the end payoff is well worth the wait. Another strength of this film is its Film Noir visuals which add a tremendous amount of atmosphere. And when it comes to the performances the entire cast are good in their respective roles. With this film’s standout performance being David Graziano in the role of Frank Parrillo, the grieving husband. He delivers a nuanced performance that is utterly convincing.
A trailer for the film can be found here.