Director Terence Krey & Christine Nyland | 2023 | Thriller | English
When a fall down a steep rock face separates her from her friends, Caroline finds herself stranded. Now, alone and with a dislocated shoulder, she must make her way out of the woods–and contend with how she got there.
DISTRESS SIGNALS RELIES ON NYLAND’S ABILITY TO REEL THE AUDIENCE INTO A PLAUSIBLE SCENARIO. ESSENTIALLY CARRYING THIS FILM ALONE IS ASTOUNDING. EVEN THE MOST MINUTE IDIOSYNCRASIES SCREAM OFF THE SCREEN. THE LACK OF DIALOGUE FORCES YOU TO FOCUS ON NYLAND, WHICH ISN’T A CHALLENGE CONSIDERING HER ATTENTION TO DETAIL.
– REEL NEWS DAILY
DISTRESS SIGNALS IS A TAUT THRILLER ABOUT THE LIMITS OF SURVIVAL AND IF SOMEONE CAN GO ABOVE AND BEYOND WHAT YOU EXPECT FROM THEM THANKS TO A LIFE AND DEATH SITUATION.
– B&S ABOUT MOVIES
THE ATTENTION TO DETAIL IN THE FILM SHOWS A HIGH LEVEL OF CARE FOR FILMMAKING AND CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT. NYLAND’S PERFORMANCE OF HER PAIN FROM A DISLOCATED SHOULDER, AND THE MENTAL STRENGTH IT TAKES TO PUT HER SHOULDER BACK INTO PLACE, IS BRUTALLY REALISTIC. THE PERFORMANCES ARE STRONG, THE SCENERY IS BEAUTIFUL, AND THE FILMMAKING IS SOLID. FOR HORROR FANS WHO LIKE STORIES THAT TAKE PLACE IN THE WOODS, SEEK OUT DISTRESS SIGNALS.
– GHOULS, GHOULS, GHOULS
IN ALLEGORICAL PHYSICAL DETAIL, WE GET A GLIMPSE OF HOW THE EMOTIONS OF A DEPRESSIVE EPISODE CAN FEEL. THE DWINDLING SUPPLIES AND EXHAUSTION THAT COMES WITH SECURING BASICS—LIKE FOOD AND WATER AND THE LINGERING THOUGHTS OF GIVING UP AND SAVING ONESELF ALL THE TROUBLE OF SURVIVING ARE GREAT DEPICTIONS OF SYMPTOMS. DEPRESSION AND HEALING ARE NOT EASY—KREY AND NYLAND DEMONSTRATE THEIR INTIMATE KNOWLEDGE WITH THIS NARRATIVE FEATURE.
– SLAY AWAY
Terence Krey & Christine Nyland – Directors
Donna Maria Wood
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