Mediumrare Entertainment announces that the award-winning thriller WATCHER will be released on Blu-ray on the 6th of February 2023.
Julia joins her husband when he relocates to his family’s native Romania for a new job. Having recently abandoned her acting career, she finds herself frequently alone and unoccupied. One night,people-watching from her picture window, she spots a vague figure in an adjacent building, who seems to be looking back at her. Soon after, while alone at a local movie theatre, Julia’s sense of being watched intensifies, and she becomes certain she’s being followed—could it be the same unknown neighbour? Meanwhile, a serial killer known as The Spider stalks the city.
The film features a really outstanding central performance from Monroe (who shot to fame in the horror phenomenon It Follows in 2014), as a young woman who begins to think something is amiss when she spots a lone figure staring at her from the window of a neighbouring flat. Recalling Mia Farrow in Rosemary’s Baby, Monroe is note-perfect as a woman in alien surroundings, plagued with lurking anxiety, who can’t convince anyone, not even her husband, that there is something wrong. Does she imagine things, or are her ever-mounting fears warranted?
- Audio Commentary by Director Chloe Okuno and Editor Michael Block – this feature-length track has director Okuno in discussion with her editor about making Watcher.