By Brett Mullins

Released: 2011

Written and Directed by Nathan Fisher

109 is a quirky film that illustrates that effective cinema need not have much of a cohesive story at all. The main character is a disturbed obsessive-compulsive pervert consumed with the number nine. He owns nine bottles of cologne, turns the light on and off nine times, and even steals a shirt with a large printed nine off of the back of an unlucky woman; you get the picture.

From this set up, one may think that the main character is a crazed serial character; however, director Nathan Fisher takes the film in a completely different direction. Instead of blood and gore, we find a bizarre yet comical tale that is difficult to convey. This film evokes several emotions in the audience without really having a clear overarching theme.

109 is beautifully pieced together and features a unique feel. It suffices to say that this is a film that needs to be seen to understand. In a way, this film is like poetry: it contains elements that cannot always be described in a review such as this.

Rating: 8/10

This Film was screened at the 2012 Atlanta Horror Film Festival.

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