While we are talking about rare and original movies, Love Object comes to mind. Again this is a mixture of several genres, that are blended perfectly although seemingly comedy and horror do not go well with psychological thrillers. Examining alienation, sexual frustration and modern society Robert Parigi created something that seems like an alternate universe, but soon you will realize that we all live in it. Movie with an almost the same subject Lars and The Real Girl came out in 2007, dealing with the same problem in much the same way with excellent Ryan Gosling (in his good stage of career). Love Object has phenomenal Desmond Harrington (Wrong Turn), who played the part of Kenneth, a weird and alienated technical writer with such passion (or lack of it) that we could truly understand his psyche. With a rather dark and almost perverse atmosphere, movie casually switches to dark comedy and then back to the horror holding to that raw vibe all the time.

Kenneth works as a technical writer in a corporation, pretty much separated from the real world. Living in his own gray world, he’s socially awkward and has trouble establishing communication that’s not work related with other people. Mundane and repetitive life of Kenneth is about to change as he orders a new type of life like doll, originally intended as a sexual tool, she looks very human. He calls her Nikki. Without a girlfriend or other people, he will soon start his relationship with this doll, turning it into everything he ever wanted from another human being. This is where his almost sadomasochistic nature will show as their relationship starts to deteriorate. At the same the company hires a real girl, Lisa to help him with his next project. Juggling relationship with Nikki, his work and this new person (Lisa) that entered his life, Kenneth will soon start his downward spiral. Enjoy in this dark movie…

Director: Robert Parigi

Cast: Desmond Harrington, Melissa Sagemiller, Udo Kier, Rip Torn, Robert Bagnell

Fun Facts: The film was shot in 18 days.

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IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0328077/ 

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