'Open Windows' Lets You Creep Over Someone's Shoulder and Terrify A Woman. Vicariously, Of Course!
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'Open Windows' Lets You Creep Over Someone's Shoulder and Terrify A Woman. Vicariously, Of Course!

By Jodi Clager | Trailers | September 16, 2013 | Comments ()


Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes) has made a thriller involving a computer screen, a contest, a starlet, and her fan.

It’s another movie that has a woman being threatened and sexually objectified for the purpose of thrilling and entertaining the audience. How original.

Elijah Wood plays the webmaster of a fan site for actress Jill Goddard (Sasha Grey). He is informed that he is the winner of a contest that will allow him to meet his favorite actress. Then he gets a call that the meeting has been cancelled. As a consolation prize, however, some creeper with an accent has given Wood’s character access to all of the private cameras of Jill Goddard. Then we begin to see the danger, the requisite nude scene, and Elijah Wood running with a computer. Meh.

The premise is interesting, but the execution seems to be flawed in the footage that we’re given. There could be something interesting built around the idea of a super fan given access to their favorite celebrity and witnessing them commit a crime or a crime committed against them and then working to investigate. Instead it looks like Wood’s character is a pawn in someone else’s sick game and instead of being trapped in a phone booth with a sniper threatening his life, he’s got a laptop he has to lug around on car chases. I’ll be interested to see the final product.

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  • yocean

    I'm guessing the twist is he is an involuntary part of the movie they are filming with her . Then realizing it's a set up and being laughed at, he snaps and kills her at the end. Confirm later that I'm right.

  • George Tarleton

    I admit, I would actually very much like to see Sasha Grey be successful in Hollywood. It'd be nice for people to realize that adult actors can be defined by something beyond their adult film roles. I realize that most of them don't deserve the shot because, well, they're not actually good actors. But she seems to really be trying to put the work in, so hey, let her have a chance.

    Plus, this was rather endearing:


  • BendinIntheWind

    Fun fact, Nacho Vigalondo also directed and starred in this wonderful Oscar-nominated short:


  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    Why are people still trying to make Sasha Grey happen?

  • bastich

    I like to imagine they're the children of the people who once tried to make Traci Lords happen.

    It's like a family tradition of futility.

  • Given her previous body of work(har) she might be better served trying to get on with HBO or Showtime if she's got a hankering to be a serious actress now.

  • Batesian

    Sasha Grey and Paz de la Huerta should team up for a Planes, Trains & Automobiles reboot.

  • bastich

    "Those aren't pillows!"

  • PDamian

    First Sin City, then Maniac, then this? Does Elijah Wood have a problem with women, or is his agent the one with the problem and he's hiding the good scripts from Elijah?

  • VonnegutSlut

    That dude in the background of the header photo mirrors my exact response to this trailer.

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