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Review: Indie Chiller 'Proxy' Mixes Pop Psychology With Horror Movie Clichés

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 21, 2014 7:33 PM
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There's something deeply mysterious to some about pregnancy. It's a beautiful, important, wholly miraculous event that still carries with it an element of the unknown. And that element, that nagging itch at the back of every parent or would-be parent's mind, is the kind of thing that is ripe for cinematic exploration. Countless horror movies have played up the fears, both psychological and physiological, that go into pregnancy and the best ("Rosemary's Baby," "Inside," the original "Alien") find a way to a acknowledge the process' specialness while also acknowledging the fear of the unknown. What's interesting about "Proxy" is that it plays with all of the ephemera associated with pregnancy – the way that a person's psychology can warp around it – but too often than not gets bogged down in B-movie clichés and an unnecessarily convoluted narrative that strives for profundity but comes across as crass and dull.

Exclusive: Sickness Gets Unleashed In Trailer For Horror 'Proxy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 13, 2014 10:05 AM
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Director Zack Parker's "Proxy" has been collecting some serious travel miles. After premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall, the horror film has stopped in fests in Austin, Sitges, Strasbourg and Portland, among many others, but now it's coming home to a screen near you. And we have the exclusive trailer for the scare flick you might want to keep an eye out for.

Exclusive: Poster For TIFF Thriller 'Proxy' Starring Alexia Rasmussen & Joe Swanberg

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 16, 2013 11:03 AM
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The Toronto International Film Festival is just weeks away, with literally hundreds of movies slated to premiere, making their first appearances to both the public and critics. And while there are plenty of high profile titles many will be flocking, one of the true pleasures of the festival going experience is discovering under the radar movies that surprise. Will "Proxy" be one of those movies? Slated in the Vanguard program of the fest that promises "provocative, sexy...and possibly dangerous" entries, it's one to keep an eye on.

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