Mainstream (2005)

Written, Directed & Edited by: Adam Barnick


Edmundo Santos .... Man

Release Date: October 4, 2005



A man is strapped down and is experimented as his creativity, his will, and his passions was sucked away and end up numbed and unquestioning, part of the machine.


The film didn't really go anywhere as I like films that have a bit more plot. Most of it takes place in a dark room with a man strapped down and being experimented and at the very end he is at home. That's it. I don't know if I would call it a horror film but I guess it can be that way as there is nothing else I would consider it since it shows some scary experiments. Many people admired it as a horror film plus it won Best Short Horror Film on Fangoria's BLOOD DRIVE II DVD.

There is only one line in this film but the acting is effective with the man reacting to the experiments.

It's not bloody or bodies being torn apart or anything like that but when he has needles injected in him that's enough to make you cringe.

The directing is what makes the film watchable as Adam Barnick has great angle shots of the patient and the surroundings around him.

Jason McKean composes the music with his keyboard playing and doesn't do too bad of a job for what this no budgeter required.