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Decay (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | November 2015 (USA)
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Jonathan is a very lonely man. One day, he gets a visitor in his house: a young woman who, through a jarring turn of events, ends up dead. He does not report it because he is happy to have a friend, but now the body begins to decay.
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Credited cast:
Rob Zabrecky ... Jonathan
Lisa Howard Lisa Howard ... Mother
Elisha Yaffe ... Work Friend
Jackie Hoffman ... Neighbor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Meaghan Banville Meaghan Banville ... Pissing Kid
Hannah Barron Hannah Barron ... Katlyn
Taylor Brown Taylor Brown ... Emo Girl 2
Shannon K. Dunn ... Neighborhood Gossip (as Shannon Dunn)
Reese Ehlinger Reese Ehlinger ... Young Jonathan
Gustine Fudickar Gustine Fudickar ... 70s' Female Cop
Kathryn Gould ... Fighting Couple (voice)
Chris Guarino Chris Guarino ... 70s' Coroner
Amanda Hargreaves Amanda Hargreaves ... Emo Girl 1
Michael Haskins ... Fighting Couple (voice)
Whitney Hayes ... Trish


Jonathan is a middle-aged grounds keeper at a local theme park and suffers from a debilitating case of OCD. One day, his daily routine is disrupted by a surprise visitor in his basement: a beautiful young woman who, through a jarring turn of events, ends up dead. Jonathan panics and chooses not to report the dead girl. Instead, he invites her to dinner. Jonathan is happy to have a friend, until the police start closing in, and his mind, and the body of the girl, begins to decay. Written by Uncork'd Entertainment

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November 2015 (USA) See more »

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Aurora, Colorado, USA See more »

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Original Film with Horror Entwined with Drama
17 December 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Two teenage girls break in the house of Jonathan (Rob Zabrecky) expecting to find marijuana in his greenhouse in the basement. However Jonathan returns from his work and surprises Katlyn (Hannah Barron) that is in the top of a ladder. She startles, falls on the floor and dies. When her friend sees Katlyn dead, she believes Jonathan has killed Katlyn and runs to the street. She is hit by a car and also dies. Jonathan is a lonely obsessive, compulsive and psychotic man that collects keys and has cleaning compulsion. His mother (Lisa Howard) also suffered from OCD and raised him with the same paranoia. His only friends are his neighbor (Jackie Hoffman) that helps him at home and the security guard (Elisha Yaffe) in the closed amusement park where he works as janitor. Jonathan does not report the incident to the police; instead, he decides to keep the beautiful Katlyn in the bathtub with ice and she becomes his girlfriend. He has dinner with her, baths her, until the day her body begins to decay. What will Jonathan do?

"Decay" is an original film with horror entwined with drama. The screenplay is well-written, exploring and explaining Jonathan's disorder. The cinematography is magnificent and the scene with the close of the flowers is amazing. The slow pace is necessary to show the journey to the damaged mind of Jonathan and sometimes is tiresome. The conclusion with his imaginary friend is totally unexpected and shows how dysfunctional Jonathan is. My vote is six.

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