Running Time: 42 minutes
Directed By: Jon Price
Written By: Jon Price & Chris Craft
Produced By: Tracy Crockett
Starring: David Emerson, Amanda Tucker, Jared Johnson, Chris Craft
Date Reviewed: 3/22/07
From writer/director Jon Price comes a film of suspense and intrigue, demonstrating the fragile nature of a man’s psyche and emotional stability after dealing with a series of tragic events.
Devastated after the senseless murder of his wife infant daughter, Danny (David Emerson), a successful prosecuting attorney begins pursuing thoughts of vigilantism that lead him down an increasingly darker path. No longer seeing eye-to-eye with the leadership of his firm, he is let go from his job and his once-close friends begin to distance themselves as his personality begins to change. Now free to pursue his twisted ideas of justice full time, Danny is caught in a series of events that cause you to ask, Is a man truly crazy, or is it merely an opinion?
DEMENTIA is a no-budget, Independent film showing one man’s mindset after dealing with the deaths of his wife and infant daughter. It is a film that truly draws you in from beginning to end without a doubt. David Emerson gives off a truly great performance as Danny. He makes you feel what his character is feeling when it comes to his mindset after dealing with the loss of his family and it makes you wonder if this is how you would deal with your pain if something like this were to happen to you.
In some ways watching how Danny dealt with his own form of justice reminded me of the Death Wish movies with Charles Bronson and how his character, Paul Kersey dealt with things after the justice system failed for him. Though probably not in the same mindset, Danny knows how to brandish his own form of justice, in a brutal, sick & twisted way.
All of the other actors did a really fine job, as well. Chris Craft plays Danny’s former boss who gets on Danny’s bad side, so to speak, and it kinda puts a smile on our face when he gets his. I mean, who wouldn’t want to see something bad happen to their former boss. Amanda Tucker portrays a hapless hitchhiker who has just left her abusive boyfriend (Jarrod Johnson) and ends up staying with Danny. Look for special appearances from producer, Tracy Crockett and writer/director, Jon Price in the film.
From the very first moment I heard about this film, I was hooked and could not wait ’til it’s DVD release. There was just something about the storyline that hooked me right away and once I was able to view it, I found out why. All in all, DEMENTIA is an independent film you need to see! I really look forward to seeing what new stuff these guys have in store for us in the future! I’m sure it’ll be twisted…!!!