A Love Story.
Cunningly nasty psychological horror thriller Pet does a good job of wrong-footing the viewer. When creepy loner Seth (Dominic Monaghan from The Lord of the Rings and Lost) begins stalking his old high-school crush, Holly (Lost Girl’s Ksenia Solo), we have a pretty good idea where the story is headed. By the time he’s started constructing a cage in the basement of the animal shelter where he works, we’re convinced we know what lies in store for her and for us. But just when we think we’re in for standard-issue torture porn, director Carles Torrens and writer Jeremy Slater make us think again what it means to be a predator and a victim.
Certificate 18. Runtime 92 mins. Director Carles Torrens
Pet debuts on Sky Cinema Premiere on Thursday 12 July. Available on DVD from Signature Entertainment.