Arin and Susan met on-line, falling in love through emails, notes, videos and pictures. As their intimacy grew so did their fears. Neglect, cheating and jealousy force the couple to question whether they are actually in love or just engaged by their artistic collaboration together. As they try to escape the reality they've created together they are forced to finally address the question that kept them committed for so long in their romance and in their collaboration, "What is Love?"
An experimental love story.
- Four Eyed Monsters review by Shatner's Bassoon
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Four Eyed Monsters is a strange film, almost like a weird blend of mumblecore, drama and documentary which charts the relationship between Arin and Susan. Who after meeting by chatting online decide when they meet in the flesh to only communicate in person through means of non-speech. They communicate through notes, letters, videos, drawings and art, all the while filming every moment. As the relationship grows between the two Arin is keen to continue the non-speaking experiment though Susan begins to want an more normal relationship. From a creative point this is a clever and well executed low budget indie in which the story begins in the past and as the events on screen catch up with the present the film seamlessly blends from indie drama to documentary as Arin and Susan attempt to get their film released. From a viewing point it's a bit hit and miss, sometimes it feels like you're watching a series of Youtube videos and the story often becomes to little too unbelievable to accept. If you're a fan of low budget mumblecore style independent films this is well worth a look, though if your not I would give it a miss.