2021 / 109m - USA
Thriller, Mystery
Fear of Rain poster


February 12, 2021


Fear of a mediocre thriller. Writer/director Castille Landon chewed off more than she could bite when she tried to spike a pretty basic thriller (think Suburbia or Vertigo) with a dash of mental illness drama. The result is something that falls in between two worlds and fails to deliver on both accounts.

Rain is diagnosed with schizophrenia. She suffers from hallucinations and she's on her last strike before she is sent to an institution to recover. When she hears screams in the house across the road nobody believes her, except a new friend she made at school. Together they set out to prove Rain isn't making things up again.

The entire film hinges on whether Rain's suspicions are correct, the fact that she's suffering from mental illness feels more like a lazy shortcut rather an actual attempt to add depth to her character. But the biggest problem is that even with all that Landon fails to cast doubt on the ending, making it all too predictable. Performances are decent and the cinematography is slightly above par, but that's not enough to make this a successful thriller.