A possessed girl and her brother embark on a cross country road trip in “Threshold”

A possessed girl and her brother embark on a cross country road trip in "Threshold"
Joey Millin and Madison West in Threshold (2020). Photo © - Big Bad Film 2020

Threshold (2020) is one of those movies that, by concept, it catches our attention. Although the story might not be the most original one, a girl claims to be cursed and she persuades her brother to embark on a cross country road trip to break her spell, the execution is what raises the interest. The filmmakers claim the movie was shot on two iPhones over the course of a 12-day road trip with a crew of just three, and without a traditional screenplay and most of it improvised by the lead actors.

When a phone call from out of the blue brings Leo back into contact with his sister, Virginia, long estranged from her family due to years of drug abuse, he arrives to find her alone in a bare apartment in the midst of an apparent overdose. After the convulsions and nausea subside, Virginia insists to Leo that she has been clean for 8 months due to the help of a mysterious group. She confides to her cynical brother that her edginess and paranoia actually stem from a sinister ritual conducted by the group that took her in at her lowest and eventually revealed themselves to be a cult. This curse bound her emotions and physical sensations to a man she has never met before. With his marriage on the rocks, Leo has his own demons to face. Nonetheless, he is reluctantly persuaded by Virginia to embark on a cross-country road trip to track down this shadowy stranger under the caveat that if he’s nowhere to be found and it’s all in her head, she’ll go to rehab. However, as their date with destiny draws nearer, Leo begins to suspect his sister’s tall tale might have some substance.

Threshold (2020) is the second feature from co-directors Powell Robinson, Patrick R Young, and producer Lauren Bates, following their debut Bastard (2015). The main cast is formed by Madison West, Joey Millin, Nadine Sondej-Robinson, Daniel Abraham Stevens, and John Terrell.

The movie won the Tabloid Witch Award for Best Horror Feature Film last year. Now, it is available on digital via Arrow Video from May 3, 2021. Here you can watch the official trailer for Threshold (2020).


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