Wow, a psychological thriller that's not based on the Japanese horror movie of the same name? Impossible!
While Spiral may not be the most enthralling film ever made, it isn't a bad example of a creeper, telling us a tale of a troubled loner who works in telemarketing but who may just find a chance at love when a sensitive girl comes along. Joel Moore (who co-wrote and co-directed) embodies creepy to a fault, so seeing his Mason bum around his bohemian apartment, get chewed out by his supervisor, and spend hours sketching portraits of women don't really surprise us. A twist comes with Amber (Amber Tamblyn), who lets him sketch her, then gets closer, and eventually ends up under the covers with Mason. It's hard to explain what happens next without ruining the ending, but there's some concern that Mason may have a violent streak hiding just under the surface as well as the possibility that Amber may be a figment of Mason's imagination.
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