Bad Impulse (2020)

Bad Impulse is a psychological thriller about family secrets exposed as result of modern technology.

In the aftermath of his attack by loan sharks, Henry Sharpe (Grant Bowler), a suburban husband, father, and successful stockbroker, becomes a paranoid recluse. He comes to install a cutting-edge home security system from the mysterious Lou Branch (Paul Sorvino). The “cutting edge” to system is that each occupant of the household is fitted with an anklet that draws a blood sample and codes their DNA into the system. Henry Sharpe soon realizes his paranoia has placed his family at the mercy of an A.I. that is slowly destroying that which he most wants to protect.

In addition to the marquee names of the great Paul Sorvino and Dan Lauria that we came to see (do we really need to rattle off their resumes?), the film also stars Grant Bowler (Guns Akimbo) and Sonya Walger (Showtime’s Power, ABC-TV’s Parenthood and Lost, and SyFy’s The Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles).

Bad Impulse is the fourth feature film by Michelle Danner, a renowned acting coach who’s worked with the likes of Gerald Butler (Greenland, released on December 18, 2020), James Franco, Michael Pena, and Michelle Rodriquez. She’s currently in pre-production on a fifth feature, The Runner, starring Elisabeth Rohm (TV’s Law and Order). The screenwriter of Bad Impulse and The Runner, Jason Chase Tyrrell, made his debut with 2017’s Ghost House starring Scout Taylor-Compton (Abducted) and Mark Boone Junior (Trees Lounge, American Satan).

Currently on the film festival circuit where it won “Best Narrative Feature” at the 2019 International Independent Film Awards and the “Best Director Award” at the 2019 Culver City Film Festival, Bad Impulse will appear as a DVD, VOD, and PPV in the coming months. You can learn more at the website for All In Films and the film’s official Facebook page.

Update: Bad Impulse will premiere on December 18th courtesy of Gravitas Ventures. You can discover more of their films via trailers on their official You Tube page. Other Gravitas Ventures titles we’ve recently reviewed include Alien Addiction, The Argument, The Arrangement, Don’t Look Back, and The Good Things Devil’s Do. As of July 2021, can watch it as a free-with-ads stream on Tubi.

Disclaimer: We were not provided a screener copy nor received a review request for this film. We discovered this movie all on our own, were intrigued by the trailer and its cast, and wanted to give the film some advance press.

About the Author: You can read the music and film reviews of R.D Francis on Medium and learn more about his work on Facebook. He also writes for B&S About Movies.

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