A remake of the Wes Craven’s The Last House on the Left? Is that even possible in this day and age? Well, it sure was with director Dennis Iliadis helming the film in 2009. Surprisingly to many, the film was a roaring success and updated a notorious grindhouse film into a modern day edge-of-your-seat thriller that Stephen King named as the second best film of 2009 and one of the best horror films since 2000.
Now 2014, Dennis Iliadis’ new film, Plus One, has reached general audiences after a successful run on the festival circuit. A group of college coeds head to the summer party of the century back in their home town. While our protagonists drink, flirt, and have the time of their lives, a small meteor lands nearby that causes what appears to be a break in the space-time continuum causing everyone to be duplicated. What should have turned out to be a night of pleasure instead turns into an evening of horror, reflection, and existential affirmation of themselves.
Your co-hosts discuss one of the most interesting films to arrive in some time. With so many different meanings which the film could have, the discussion itself gets very existential. Either way, give the movie a viewing and determine what you think the film means. But until then, Dark Discussions gives their two cents and tries their very best to deconstruct one complex tale.