July 20, 2024

Thriller ‘Observance’ Coming to DVD & Blu-ray

Observance Blu-RayPsychological Horror Thriller Observance to be Released on DVD/Blu-ray

With the dread-infused claustrophobia of Polanski’s The Tenant, the taut voyeurism of Hitchcock’s Rear Window, and the horrific visuals founds in the works of Cronenberg, Joseph Sims-Dennett’s Observance is one seriously intense thriller. The psychological horror tale involves a private detective who, hired to watch a woman across the street, begins to experience a violent mental breakdown.

The English-language Observance will be released on DVD and Blu-ray (and exclusive streaming on Vimeo) August 2, 2016, and on most major VOD outlets beginning October 11th.

Critical Response:

  • “Remarkably unnerving…dripping with paranoia and bursts of madness!” – John W. Allman, Blood Violence and Babes
  • “Captivates the viewer…with some terrifying moments that would make David Cronenberg proud.” – bloody-disgusting.com
  • “Sheer ambient dread.” — Indiewire
  • “The very definition of psychological horror.” — Thy Critic Man

Observance Details

Observance Synopsis

Atmospherically creepy and visually unnerving, Joseph Sims-Dennett’s startling feature film debut follows Parker, a young man in the grip of grief following the death of his young son, his marriage on the rocks and nearing bankruptcy, reluctantly returns to work as a private investigator. His assignment it to observe a woman from an abandoned apartment, and as her watches bizarre happenings surrounding her, he slowly becomes aware that the derelict building he is in has a dark presence which slowly threatens to consume him. A frightening horror tale of a man spiraling into madness.

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I've been a fan of horror and slasher movies for as long as I can remember. I consider the original Halloween to be the best horror movie of all time and my guilty pleasure horror flick would be The Exorcist III. You can find me on Twitter at @406Northlane or TikTok @406Northlane where I'm sure I'll offend you at least once a day.

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