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Zack Parker

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About the Movie

While walking home Esther Woodhouse is brutally attacked and disfigured by a hooded assailant. This horrible event seems to be a blessing in disguise when Esther finds consolation in a support group. Her life of sadness and solitude is opened up to friendship, understanding, and even acceptance. However, friendship and understanding can be very dangerous things when accepted by the wrong people, as Esther soon embarks down a dark path of obsession.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 23
  • Fresh: 13
  • Rotten: 10
  • Average Rating: 5.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: When almost everyone on screen is nursing a pathology, interest in their fates is far from guaranteed. – Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, Apr 17, 2014

Fresh: Skirting horror and black-comedy terrain without quite surrendering to either, the pic proves rather bracing even if it doesn't hold up to much plot-logic scrutiny. – Dennis Harvey, Variety, Apr 15, 2014

Fresh: Whatever "Proxy" lacks in narrative cohesion and psychological realism, it makes up for in its compelling fever-dream quality and its probing questions about the darker side of parenting. – Inkoo Kang, Los Angeles Times, Apr 17, 2014

Rotten: Like a lot of conspiracy thrillers, the questions it raises prove more compelling than the answers it slowly teases out. – Michael Nordine, Village Voice, Apr 16, 2014

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Customer Reviews


I never write reviews, but I must in this case because I was fooled into watching this movie. I rented this thinking it was going to be a good horror flick given it’s under the horror genre and the guy from You’re Next was one of the starts. The only thing horrifying about this movie is how boring it was and so uneventful. I kept watching it thinking – okay, something good has to happen soon….then near the end I thought – this probably has some sort of great ending….but oh no, none of it, nothing happened! It was a mirror image of a Lifetime movie. Although Lifetime films are probably better. I give it one day until this review section is filled with negative comments. You’ve been warned.

Something Different - finally!

I got to see PROXY at the Toronto International Film Festival last year and it's a kickass movie. Finally something different. You can see the filmmakers that have influenced Parker to make this. Almost an homage effect. I wouldn't clarify it as Horror per se. It's a psychological suspense movie. Or a slow boiler if you will. Definitely a story I haven't seen anywhere else.

every now and then...

but not often, but sometimes, something comes along like this where every character is quietly insane in their own perfect way. I appreciate a story like this. You know somehow this will resolve with an answer, but that answer is as crazy as the rest of everything you’ve just seen. This movie is dark and if you don’t get it, you just don’t. It’s going to be hit or miss with a lot of people. I took a chance and was intrigued. Great indy film making.

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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Horror
  • Released: 2014

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