From the opening credits, it’s clear that SEQUENCE BREAK is a love letter to two different strands of 1980s pop-culture DNA.
What if you could change the way that you perceived the people you love? That is the question that ALTERED PERCEPTION, a film by Kate Rees Davies, not so successfully seeks to answer.
ISLAND ZERO is a traditionally told sci-fi/horror film (early on, a scientist looks out across the ocean and intones, “Something’s happening out there”) with a certain down-home charm to it.
Joaquin Rodriguez's beautifully shot CURSE OF THE MAYANS offers claustrophobic feels, but falls short on scares.
Given that the daily news is rife with these sorts of occurrences, it begs the question whether CRUEL SUMMER is even necessary, exploitative or both.