Something In the Dirt
A supernatural chamber piece about conspiracy theories, paranoia and obsession.
Levi is moving in in a cheap apartment on the Hollywood Hills. He easily establishes good contact with his neighbor John. One day they become witnesses to a supernatural event that took place in an apartment Levy just moved into. Rapidly they understand that to film supernatural events can be a very lucrative business. They are digging more and more deeply into the mystery and the searching to understand it quickly becomes an obsession to them.
Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead established themselves as experts on low budget science fiction productions. Something in the Dirt fits is a logical continuation of their earlier films. Not only have they written a screenplay, produced, edited and directed the movie, but they also play the main roles in this supernatural intimate play on paranoia, isolation and obsession, about two people on a desperate search for one or the other meaning of life.
What we see is a unique character drama about conspiration and about gaining a meaning in the meaningless, underlining it with dark humor. Behind provocative, and partly absurd, ideas this film is confronting us with, lies a touching story about friendship and exclusion.
Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead have been working together as a director duo since their beginnings and they specialized themselves in making low budget science fiction and horror films. Their first two fiction films, Resolution (2012) and Spring (2014), were highly acclaimed by critics. The real breakthrough came with The Endless (2018), which was shown the same year at Oslo Pix Film Festival. Apart from their own projects they directed some of the Marvel-series, Moon Knight (2022) and Loki (2021), as well as Netflix production Archive 81 (2022). Something In the Dirt premiered earlier this year during the Sundance Film Festival.
This film is part of
Director Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead
Screenplay Justin Benson
Producer Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead, David Lawson Jr.
Cast Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead
Production Company Rustic Films
Distribution NonStop Entertainment
Runtime 1h 56m
Subtitles Uten tekst
Genre Science Fiction, Drama, Skrekk
Age limit 12