A film that looks like a ‘D’ movie turns out to be one helluva thriller – ’Stalker’ will make you think twice about your next Uber/taxi ride.
Andy (Vincent Van Horn) has left Texas after a 6-year relationship that ended in a bad way and has moved to Los Angeles to start a new life. Andy makes his living as a tutor, but otherwise his arrival in Los Angeles is very uneventful – and his mother calls constantly to check up on him and to discuss his just ended relationship. But one night in a bar he gets chatting to Sam (Christine Ko), a very beautiful Oriental woman with a perfect smile and personality. After a couple drinks Sam recommends they go back to her place. Sam calls for a car to take them to her home, and the driver (a creepy Michael Lee Joplin) lingers in his car after he drops them off, which leaves Andy with a strange feeling.
The next day Andy, along with his dog, ‘coincidentally’ bump into the driver (Roger) at a coffee shop. They chat, exchange numbers and make a plan to meet. But this is when things turn weird. Roger want to continuously hang out with Andy, almost all the time. But as Andy has strange feelings about Roger, these feelings turn into anger. And Sam, it appears, is quickly falling for Andy. But are things as they seem? Is Sam too good to be true? And why can’t Roger leave Andy alone?
Director and co-writer Tyler Savage sure knows how to turn up the tension as Andy and Roger first become buddies but then their relationship takes a turn for the worse. All leads are great in their roles – Van Horn is cool and calm in the beginning but we really start feeling his anger, then pain, as the film progresses. Joplin is perfect as thy psycho, while Ko is perfect in her role as the love interest in a calm and cool manner. But expect this to change, and not in a way you’d like.
Debuts May 21st on Cable and Digital VOD