Directed by Jon Stevenson.
Starring Brian Landis Folkins, Wil Wheaton, Amy Rutledge, and Kathleen Brady.
Our critic EJ Moreno dives into this nostalgic yet terrifying new indie horror movie called Rent-A-Pal. Featuring two standout performances from Wil Wheaton and Brian Landis Folkins, this is the type of horror movie that will stay with you for quite some time.
When the hopeless and sympathetic David reaches out for a friend, he stumbles upon a creepy VHS tape featuring Andy, the titular pal up for rent here. Their bond will take David down a dark path and will leave you with so many questions.
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Set in 1990, a lonely bachelor named David (Brian Landis Folkins) searches for an escape from the day-to-day drudgery of caring for his aging mother (Kathleen Brady). While seeking a partner through a video dating service, he discovers a strange VHS tape called Rent-A-Pal. Hosted by the charming and charismatic Andy (Wil Wheaton), the tape offers him much-needed company, compassion, and friendship. But, Andy’s friendship comes at a cost, and David desperately struggles to afford the price of admission.