HSP: There Is No Escape From The Terrors Of The Mind (2013)

  • Title: HSP: There Is No Escape From The Terrors Of The Mind

  • A Film By Rouzbeh Rashidi

  • Year: 2013

  • County of Production: Ireland, Iran, UK & Oman

  • Genre: Experimental, Horror, Independent Film

  • Format: Full HD

  • Language: English

  • Duration: 120 Minutes

  • Production: Experimental Film Society

  • Funding Body: Arts Council of Ireland


A solitary enigma, potentially a poet, traverses an array of eerily surreal landscapes on an ambiguous quest. His odyssey is segmented into three distinct chapters, each marked by the haunting uncanny undertones of the various terrains that encapsulate the characters within. This furthers the film's alchemical evolution, transforming it into an experimental horror that evokes and sustains an atmosphere of dread without relying on traditional narrative conventions. From one hemisphere to the other, there is no refuge; the faces, the visions, the ever-present scrutiny of the camera persist. There is no escaping the symbolic mask or the reverberating echoes of images and sounds that intersect across the continuum of time. The cinema's unrelenting grip remains inescapable, as do the terrors birthed from the labyrinth of the mind.


James Devereaux, Maximilian Le Cain, Borna Izadpanah, Farzad Fahim, Ali AL Jaradi, Hatem Said AL Jaradi, Dean Kavanagh, Sarah Lundy & Atoosa Pour Hosseini.


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