Solitary

A mystery thriller about an agoraphobic woman trapped inside her own house who thinks her husband and  psychiatrist may be trying to drive her insane. Now streaming on Vudu and FlixFling and on DVD at Amazon and Netflix.

“A brilliant work by director Greg Derochie… reminiscent of early Alfred Hitchcock.” (Richard Boyle – San Bernardino Sun)

“The film is an ingenious cheat on its limitations, focusing on internal horror and paying off with a white-knuckle third act twist that is just as frightening as anything a big-budget shocker could muster.” (Chris Alexander – Fangoria Magazine)

“…well crafted, beautifully shot… really keeps you on the edge of your seat.” (Helen Stephenson – Prescott Film Festival)

Some Reviews from Amazon:

5 stars

Very Hitchcockian! I was riveted throughout the movie, but also very uneasy. It is brilliantly acted, beautifully filmed, and deeply suspenseful. I never saw the ending coming, and later, couldn’t get it out of my mind. Equal parts compelling and disturbing. Unlike another reviewer, I loved the ending.

5 stars

I can’t express how good this movie is. It kept me on the edge of my seat. And it was so cool that each idea I had about what was going on was WRONG! Very well done!

5 stars

An icy cold Sunday afternoon led me to search for a film that I could sink my teeth into. The enclosed explanation of this film was enticing, though later I would understand why it was also vague. I was immediately drawn in by the isolation and apparent loneliness of this woman. I wanted to figure her out. Every step was a surprise for me, and as soon as I thought I got it, it became only to clear that what ever I was thinking along the way would be too simplistic. The constant knocking on her door, always seemed unfinished to me, like grasping for some illusion of something. Eventually, I understood why. Beautifully directed, and acted, I am still haunted by the exquisite story. The ending was a surprise, and I found myself in a puddle of tears. My heart felt at once broken, and at ease. An absolute must see movie.

Some Reviews from Netflix:

5 stars

This is a psychological thriller that is very well-done and has quite a twist and surprise that you really don’t see coming. The acting is excellent and the pacing is good as well. The movie unfolds quietly but dramatically, but it is not complicated. Matter of fact, the suspense builds nicely, but you never feel over-burdened in terms of attempts at figuring out what is going on. This film has a Christopher Nolan feel to it. It is unique and interesting.

4 stars

WOW! I did not know until the last 10 minutes what the true story was. The ending is a secret for the watcher to find out, but this is well worth the time. The whole thing is a tapestry that one cannot make out until the last stitch is finished. BEAUTIFUL!

5 stars

Really different and good. So different I almost turned it off too soon. I won’t spoil it by being too specific, but when you think it’s obvious how the story’s going to end — keep watching. It seems like just another “is she crazy, or is she not crazy” plots — but it’s different – and that’s refreshing.

4 stars

This was an extremely deep movie, and I loved it. However if you’re someone who requires fast pace then it’s not for you. While slow building, it always keeps you guessing at what the final result will be. A good movie for a lazy day.

4 stars

I’ve seen many low budget independent films and find most of them embarrassing they are so obviously amateur. What keeps me renting these unknown titles is the fun of finding one that is fresh, different or way exceeds one’s expectations. This movie was definitely low budget – shot entirely in the director’s house, edited on his computer etc. It was also very different — never really was sure where it was heading and the end, while it may not entirely satisfy all viewers, is unique and thought provoking. The story hangs on the lead character and Amber Jaegar (who???) delivers a performance far more convincing then many name actors have turned in on the big budget theater releases of the past few years. The other thing is that it doesn’t feel like a low budget production. Part of what makes it seem like a major studio effort was the editing (amazing what can be done on a home computer) and the musical scoring and sound editing (again one person home efforts). It all seems well integrated and totally professional. Instead of being let down as the film progressed, I found myself more intrigued and involved. At the end I felt it was well worth the time spent watching it. Deserves a far wider audience then it is likely to get.

5 stars

So pleasantly surprised. Just hunting around Netflix and found this film. It is an excellent little mystery. Like other reviewers said it keeps you guessing. I was thinking everything under the sun. Turns out everything you think is completely wrong. Wonderful surprise! Amber Jaeger did an excellent job. I guess this is her first film because it said introducing Amber Jaeger. I hope to see more of her work. She was so believable in every scene. Perfect pitch. Writer/Director Greg Derochie deserves a special prize for mystery. Check this one out.

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