By MICHAEL GINGOLD
Exploring the world of sound leads to bizarre sights in this Lovecraftian feature.
Drafthouse Films has announced that it will release Johannes Grenzfurthner’s MASKING THRESHOLD exclusively to Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas September 30, preceded by sneak-preview screenings in Drafthouses in 20 cities across America. The movie will then become available on nationwide digital platforms October 7. MASKING THRESHOLD, which Grenzfurthner first told us about here, was scripted by the director and Samantha Lienhard and features Ethan Haslam as the voice of the protagonist and Katharina Rose as Dana. The synopsis: “Frustrated by a constant ringing in his ears, a paranoid data analyst documents his obsessive attempts to cure his own debilitating tinnitus through a series of home experiments conducted in a makeshift lab. But as his research becomes increasingly dark and macabre, a horrifying secret behind his maddening condition is revealed with a potential cure more sinister than he could have ever imagined. In this, deeply philosophical horror film inspired by Lovecraftian weird fiction and cosmicism, experimental filmmaker Johannes Grenzfurthner takes us on an unsettling journey into the paranoia of the human mind to reveal the disastrous consequences of the relentless pursuit of knowledge.”