Suburban Gothic

When Raymond (Matthew Gray Gubler) is suddenly forced by circumstance to move from his own big city apartment and return to his conservative, hard-ass dad (played by Ray Wise, Twin Peaks) and picture-perfect, never-a-hair-out-of-place mom in Suburbia, he finds himself in a situation that just seems hauntingly familiar. Maybe because his room is a perfect time capsule from when he was about ten. Or maybe because he, for the first time since he was a kid, starts seeing ghosts again.

Teaming up with the weirdly unfreaked-out bartender Becca (Kat Dennings, 2 Broke Girls), Raymond has to face his own past while repairing the damage done to someone else’s.

Richard Bates Jr, whose feature debut Excision you may remember from our 2012 program, is back to make us laugh at the extraordinary while squirming at the ordinary. Visually interesting, off-beat funny and quirky, and putting its own twist on the supernatural, this movie is a must for anyone who has ever been awkward, out-of-place or haunted.

1 Comment to “Suburban Gothic”
  1. Jyostna says:

    I am not quite sure that I follow what is hpepaning. The EPP is ‘The European Peoples Party’. Am I right in thinking that the EPP is a group of political parties in the European Parliament? It seems that the tobacco directive needs to be accepted by the commission before it goes to the Parliament. The Environment etc committee seems to be a committee of the Parliament. It is that committee which is to be addressed by invited zealots (with one token exception). So it seems that the document from the EPP is just a propaganda exercise, and therefore relates not to reality. Thus, the statement in the EPP doc that ‘Scientists argue that menthol, for example helps the poison go down easier’ is just a lie. We can also note that the final sentence statement that ‘there is scientific evidence that maternal smoking causes cot death’ is a vicious lie which stigmatises mothers who smoke and ought to have been challenged by a class action by a group of such mothers in court. The requirements for such civil actions already exist. One such is the ban on snus. (is that a ban on the import and sale of snus?) A group of people could sue on the grounds that they are being denied a substance which might help them to stop smoking. So, am I right in thinking the Tobacco Directive situation is merely that it will be published? Junican

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