This 2002 film was Director Ari Kirschenbaum' debut project and even with a simple plot the film is well thought out and very well executed.
The story centers on Joseph who just broke up with his girlfriend and is not taking it very well. He thinks she is plotting against him with their mutual psychiatrist. His dog is missing and he suspects the people at work might be behind it. Then there is the unshakable guilt over his past. It just might all be bearable, somehow possible to live through, if it weren't for those damned 'monsters' that keep trying to kill him. Through an allegorical 'fable' that is told in parallel with Joseph's struggle, we are left to decide for ourselves in the end, who is the crow and who is the wolf., was someone out to get Joseph, was it a stroke of bad luck, or was it all in his head?
Fabled is not going to be for everyone, this is a thinking man's film, a film that intentionally leaves the viewer to decide just what happens in the end and thats not a bad thing trust me. A story of one man so paranoid that the viewer even can't decide if what's happening is real or not, let's give a lot of credit to Actor Desmond Askew who plays Joseph, this guy and real bring a character to life and in a film like this that is very important. The supporting cast was just as impressive including, Katheryn Winnick and Michael Panes. This is clearly a Independent film shot on a small budget but after watching it you can tell how much hard work and heart went into the making of this movie. The entire crew and cast did a fantastic job with a not too complex story and bigger it much bigger, this is not a horror film so if you want to be scared look elsewhere, this is a mystery/thriller that will have you thinking about it days after you have seen it and that is what a good movie does. Released by Indican Pictures. **** Out Of *****