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Image and video hosting by TinyPic Cast: Gail O'Grady, Silas Weir Mitchell, America Olivo, Jason Thompson, Michael DeLuise, Peter Onorati, Erin Reese, Kinsey Packard, Erin Foster, James Francis Kelly III, Rita Taggart

Director: Michael W. Watkins

Genre: Horror/Thriller

Year: 2010

Rating: R

When remorseless killer James Bennett (Silas Weir Mitchell) escapes from lockdown in a mental hospital, an FBI agent (Kinsey Packard) and a U.S. Marshal (Peter Onorati) track the madman to his hometown, where he plans to slay a group of graduate students studying his case. But to catch their prey, the officers must plumb the mysteries of psychology, Greek mythology and more.

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Circle is a horror/thriller but is a bit more thriller than horror, there's not much in the way of gore or even all that many killings in the film but it does manage to slowly build on suspense and mystery after it's attention grabbing opening scenes. When killer James Bennett escapes it is up to an FBI agent and a U.S. Marshall to hunt him down before he kills more people but it proves to be not so easy a task because every time a car is spotted it is found empty and it always contains a pack a cigarettes which is confusing since James was never a smoker. Director, Michael W. Watkins gives the film a nice pace and he includes a few twists along the way to not only keep you entertained but to keep you guessing and on the edge of your seat. To go into the story deeper would only reveal the twists and ruin the story for those wanting to see it but I can tell you it had me guessing and as soon as I thought I had it figured another twist was thrown into the mix, plus I liked the ending because it wasn't what I expected at all and for once he get a non-Hollywood ending. The cast is another thing that set this Independent film apart from the others, Silas Weir Mitchell who plays the killer never speaks in the film but he doesn't have too, his demeanor and actions alone make him menacing. Also the two leads who are pursuing him, Kinsey Packard and Peter Onorati do a great job playing their characters and making them believable and the supporting cast was just as impressive as well. Over-all Circle was a nice surprise and it contains just the right amount of suspense and action as well as a tad of mystery to please any fan of the genre. I liked the different take on the genre and thought the Greek mythology angle was a nice touch making Circle an original thriller that delivers on every level. The DVD comes out on July 27 and can be Pre-ordered HERE.

Released by Indican Pictures

**** Out Of *****