They Look Like People (2015) Movie Review

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2015 | Horror, Thriller, Drama, Mystery
80 minutes /

User Score: 69/100

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They Look Like People Review


Suspecting that people around him are turning into evil creatures, a troubled man questions whether to protect his only friend from an impending war, or from himself.

They Look Like People (2015) is an American drama mystery movie filled with thrills and incredible scenes. Director, editor, cinematographer, producer and writer Perry Blackshear did a marvelous job executing his first full-length film. Most horror fans will not like this movie because there is no horror in this movie, but it does contain frightening terrifying moments. I will watch this movie again with guests because it has a beautiful meaning that everyone might not grasp. Do not judge a book by its cover - everyone is going through something, but everyone has a different way of going through it especially if they suffer from mental illness.

They Look Like People revolves around Christian (Evan Dumouchel - Movie 43 (2013), 40 Days and Nights (2012), The Busker (2006)) and Wyatt (MacLeod Andrews) hearing voices. Christian hears gets motivation and comfort from the encouraging words he hears from the past. Wyatt (MacLeod Andrews - Found in Time (2012), Tuesday Morning (2007), Split (2015)) hears the opposite as Christian. Wyatt receives calls on his phone with voices telling him that everyone around him are monsters. The voice told him the monsters are disguised as people and that he is the only one that can help and see the truth. Wyatt is in for a ride as the voice also told him that the human race will be extinct, and the monster species will take over Earth if he does not do something about the upcoming war. Wyatt and Christian are both single and recently came out of a long term relationship. Christian invited Wyatt to stay over after he sensed that Wyatt is a bit uneasy and not himself. Christian and Wyatt had a conversation and decided the struggles in life that they are facing has to be solved alone and without each others help. Christian is changing his appearance for the better and is working up the courage to ask out his adventurous boss Mara.

This movie has excelled at capturing the logic behind a person suffering from a mental illness whereas so many other movies failed. Wyatt is schizophrenic, and he indulges and believes the voices he hears more than what his doctors tell him. Wyatt is hopeful one minute and changes personality to being painful the next. Wyatt is becoming more and more dangerous to himself and others as he hears the voices. The last ten minutes of the movie had me on the edge of my seat fearing of what might happen next. I admire the friendship between the Christian and Wyatt in this film; it appears genuine. Christian and Wyatt is both undergoing personal matters in their way and each handling it the best they could.

About They Look Like People 2015

Title: They Look Like People
Year: 2015
Runtime: 80 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.45/5 stars from 13 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 13
Starring: MacLeod Andrews, Evan Dumouchel, Margaret Ying Drake, Mick Casale, Elena Greenlee
Writers: Perry Blackshear
Director: Perry Blackshear