by indieWIRE (July 5, 2007)
No stranger to filmmaking, writer and director George Ratliff makes his transition into narrative film with “Joshua,” which is described by Sundance as “a horror story disguised as a sophisticated family drama.” The film portrays a seemingly normal New York City family as they welcome their second child into the world. However, the addition to their family seems to throw everything off balance, but “is it just the rigors of caring for a newborn and a little sibling rivalry… or is it something much more sinister? …’Joshua’ transcends the genre to create a modern horror story that demonstrates how the potential for evil exists in the everyday.” The film is screening in the the Sundance Film Festival’s Independent Film Competition: Dramatic section. George Ratliff also directed the documentary “Hell House,” which won the Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival, and “Plutonium Circus,” which won best documentary at SXSW Film Festival.
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