Amel Figueroa, writer, director, producer … and with knowledge of all of the technical aspects of filmmaking, put together an action flick, with his SaintSinner Entertainment partner, Brandon Brooks, that is outside of his genre-themed comfort zone.
With the likes of The Quiet Ones (Figueroa directing, Brooks producing) and Sickness (Brooks directing and Figueroa handling the producing chores), the pair have been working the horror-with-a-twist market. Not the straight-up slasher or creature feature stuff, but films with an edge.
With their latest, A Man Possessed, which will be heading home on Feb. 26 on DVD from Wildeye Releasing, with sales and distribution support provided by MVD Entertainment Group, we get an introspective revenge thriller.
In a minimalist approach, Figueroa establishes the relationship between “The Man” (Ricardo Segarra – The Urn, The Pinelands Murders) and “The Man’s Wife” (Gina Martino — Sickness, The Avenue, etc.) — we never know their names. They have a loving relationship, which is soon ripped to shreds. “The Man” still breathes. Blood flows through his veins, but is all but dead.
Very much in the spirit of director Michael Winner’s Death Wish, vengeance becomes “The Man’s” whole purpose. Parallel to this is “The Detective” (played by Extreme Championship Wrestling superstar Tommy Dreamer), who is trying to solve a series of vigilante-style murders. He too has a loving wife (played by Alex Russo) and perhaps there will be empathy for the killer he pursues … a killer whose path he eventually must cross!
Filmmaker Amel Figueroa’s A Man Possessed is about love, loss and the aftermath.