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This psychological thriller released in 2007 and which everyone has forgotten creates a surprise on Netflix France



Paranoid: Shia LaBeouf in a horror thriller

Paranoid is a 2007 American psychological thriller film, directed by DJ Caruso. The film stars Shia LaBeouf, Sarah Roemer, David Morse and Carrie-Anne Moss.

The film tells the story of Kale Brecht (Shia LaBeouf), a teenager under house arrest after attacking a teacher. Under house arrest, Kale begins watching his neighbors to pass the time. He quickly becomes obsessed with the idea that his neighbor, Robert Turner (David Morse), might be one a serial killer. With the help of his friend Ronnie (Aaron Yoo) and his new neighbor Ashley (Sarah Roemer), Kale attempts to uncover the truth while trying to avoid detection.

Paranoid it is freely inspired by the classic Rear window by Alfred Hitchcock released in 1954, although the setting and characters have been modernized to appeal to a younger audience.

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A box office success

Upon his exit, Paranoid received mostly positive reviews. Critics appreciated the mix of classic suspense and teen drama, as well as the cast’s solid performances. particularly that of Shia LaBeouf. The film was also a box office success, grossing over $117 million worldwide on a $20 million budget. In France, the feature film attracted more than 400,000 viewers upon its release.

Its recent arrival on Netflix in France will allow new viewers to (re)discover it. In recent weeks, many thrillers, whether psychological or terrifying, released several years ago, have found themselves among the most viewed films on the platform. Let’s think in particular about A godsendremained in the Top 10 for several days or more recently Untraceablewhich is still in the list of titles most appreciated by viewers.

Source: Cine Serie

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