Frankenstein meets Twin Peaks in in writer-director Kyle Broom’s “jarring, unpredictable, immensely fun”* horror-thriller Tabloid Vivant.
Jesse Woodrow (TV’s Charmed) and Tamzin Brown (The Adderall Diaries) are spellbinding in the award-winning** festival fave that’s due for release later this year.
Max is an artist seduced by the allure of fame. Sara is an art critic whose obsessions exceed even his. When she lands a writing gig at a major art magazine, the pair retreats to a cabin in the woods, where Max reveals his strange new painting method. Convinced of its potential, she agrees to collaborate on a piece sure to revolutionize the art world.
While both original and mesmerizing, the project reveals something dark and disturbing about their relationship. Like two digital-age Frankensteins, they manage to make a painting come alive - though the unsettling consequences of their success may be more fit for the pages of a blood-soaked tabloid than the chronicles of art history.
*The Independent Critic ** Best Feature Film – Audience Selection. Cinema at the Edge Independent Film Festival.