Something Else

Tribeca Film Festival 2019 Review – ‘Something Else’ Is Hauntingly Intoxicating

On Friday, April 26, Something Else had its world premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. I was eagerly anticipating this one as it is from the team behind past Tribeca favorites Spring and The Endless, which are both equally fantastic and some of the best horror movies to come out in the last decade. Would Something Else live up to the team’s previous success? I would soon find out.

Produced by Rustic Film, this chilling horror is from writer/co-director/star Jeremy Gardner (The Battery) who co-directed the film with Christian Stella (The Battery). Along with Gardner stars Brea Grant (Dexter, Heroes), Justin Benson (Spring, The Endless), Henry Zebrowski (The Wolf of Wall Street), Ashley Song (The Oath), and Nicola Masciotra.

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Synopsis for Something Else

Dealing with a girlfriend (Grant) suddenly leaving is tough enough. But for Hank (Gardner), heartbreak couldn’t have come at a worse time. There’s also a monster trying to break through his front door every night.

Something Else is an unexpected gem that I didn’t know I needed in my life. I’m a huge fan of the people behind this film, but I didn’t know anything about until it’s recent Tribeca premiere and I’m stoked that I had the opportunity to review it. It’s hands down one of the best films of the year thus far with a charming story about love, loss, and yes… even monsters. The perfect trifecta that delivers charismatic performances and a feeling of uncertainty lurking around every corner.

I love when stories start out simple and normal—an average couple loving on each other, having ups and downs—but then go completely outside the box and throw a monster in the mix. A monster makes everything better, right? Well, maybe not for the people in the story, that is if there really is one anyway.

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Brea Grant and Jeremy Gardner’s chemistry is intoxicating to watch. You love their relationship and it breaks your heart when things start to get rough. They both deliver award winning performances, but I must say Gardner takes home the gold in this one. He goes from a loving, loyal boyfriend to a mad man in the blink of an eye and his range of emotions is almost hard to keep track off. He was exceptional to watch, and his gestures and actions constantly made you question what he may do next.

The team behind Something Else is known for their twists and turns and I assure there’s quite a few in this one as well and they will leave you floored. They’re great at executing the unexpected and leaving you delightfully surprised.

There’s also a sweet soundtrack that suits the tone of the film well. Some of the film is playful while other parts deliver haunting scenes of dread, uncertainty, and loneliness. The music captures this beautifully.

Final Thoughts

Watch it. Now. It’s still playing a few times over the weekend at the Tribeca Film Festival and this is the perfect opportunity to watch a film that stands out from the rest. An intoxicating story with powerhouse performances, and a team that continually delivers the best of the best.

About Tori Danielle

Tori has had a passion for Horror and music ever since she was a little girl. She got bit by the writing bug in high school where she was involved in both the school newspaper and the yearbook. While getting her Bachelors degree, she took Journalism and Creative Writing classes where her passion grew even stronger. Now, in between work and family, she spends all of her spare time indulging in music, Horror movies, and nerdy fandoms, all while running/assisting one of the biggest Horror groups on Facebook and writing for various websites.

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