Artsploitation Films announced this past week that director Lucas Pavetto’s intense psychological thriller, The Perfect Husband, will be available on DVD this coming July 26.
Back in 2011, Pavetto delivered a short film titled Il Marito Perfetto, which was well-received and something of a minor award-winner. He was clearly onto to something and decided to expand the potential reach of the material by flushing it out to feature length and replacing his Italian actors with English-speaking actors.
The short film was a dry run and lessons learned from that “exercise” have been perfected here … although an indie (with all of the budget restraints), The Perfect Husband is well-produced and downright frightening.
A married couple, Viola (Gabriella Wright — The Transporter Refueled, Collision, etc.) and “Nicola” (Bret Roberts — The Amateur, May, etc.), are experiencing tough times in their marriage, including the loss of their unborn child, and have decided to get away for some private time at an isolated cottage.
The initial tenderness in their arrival at this otherwise romantic getaway soon begins to hit sour notes — like a melody on a piano that is out of tune. And then Pavetto takes us on a terrifying downward spiral of recriminations, insanity and unthinkable violence. The Perfect Husband, a horror trip … that is not for the faint of heart.
Bonus features include Pavetto’s aforementioned short film, Il Marito Perfetto and a behind-the-scenes featurette.