Recently dumped by his girlfriend for another man, working in a job he hates, things could be better for Peter. One night, while he is alone in his apartment, there is a knock at the door. His life will never be the same again.
That’s the official synopsis for Tin Can Man on IMDB. I used it because it basically sums up the film without giving to much away, which I would have in writing my own.
Tin Can Man is a nasty little film, shot back in 2007 by writer/director Ivan Kavanagh, this is truly an extraordinary film. I have never watched a film and felt this uneasy and dreadful while watching it. The character Dave, played by Michael Parle, is a haunting and genuinely scary character. Parle’s performance is downright astonishing. An actor has never portrayed a character so well that he actually got under my skin. There is a scene at the beginning of the film when Dave comes into Pete’s (played superbly by Patrick O’Donnell) apartment and they are just talking. But the conversation, though normal, leaves tension and an uneasiness that I have never felt watching a film before. The great acting and low lighting in this scene throws this typical conversation into a very tense situation and I could literally feel the uneasiness of Pete in my own stomach.
The story is unique and brilliant. Pete goes through Dave’s tremendous mental and physical torture throughout the film, and as horrific as it seems, I think Pete actually gets what he has been waiting his entire life for. I don’t want to give too much away. With that I will end this review for fear of ruining this great film. If you are a horror fan it’s a must see! If you are a filmmaker it’s a must see! If you are a film enthusiast it’s a must see! If you are breathing it’s a must see!
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