Tilt Trailer Spawns Conflict of Disassociative Mind
Tilt Film Details
Director: Kasra Farahani
Writer: Kasra Farahani, Jason O’Leary
Release Date: March 13th, 2017
MPAA Rating: N/A
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Running Time: 1h 39min
An unemployed documentary filmmaker’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic in the months after his wife becomes pregnant.
Psychological themes in Horror films convey an authentic context in Horror cinema. Slashers and the supernatural may express the adrenaline and gore component but there is a poise to which filmmakers take emotional problems and establish something unnerving. Multiple personality disorders, bipolar and/or schizophrenia are common tropes to psychological thrillers.
Subliminal and/or the use of symbolism underline the theme of disassociation in many psychological thrillers. Take, for example, the poster art for Tilt. With the imagery hinting at three identities, this promo art falls into different analyses. One point is undeniable, an inner disturbance plagues the protagonist.
The Narrator featured in the video reveals to have a splintered persona. His helplessness and confusion are unmistakable in his expression. From the footage presented in the Tilt trailer, we can further conclude that the protagonist Joseph Burns is “off”. In one scene, a character also confirmed Burns’ state with the chosen phrase. This is an unusual term to characterize Burns and raises interest, which psyche is “on” in his mind.
Actor Joseph Cross portrays the lead and expresses a dramatic presentation of a splintered man. I felt entertained by the performances, this, based on the clips provided in the Tilt trailer. From what I gather in the trailer the acting seems professional and established on an emotional level. The successive segments of film footage are an eye opener and achieve efficient work of provoking interest without showing too much of the plot away.
Tilt will be available to own or rent on Tuesday, March 13. Stay tuned to DecayMag for our upcoming film review.