Camera Obscura

Synopsis: A veteran war photographer with PTSD sees imminent deaths in his developed photos, questioning his already fragile sanity and putting the lives of those he loves in danger.
Genre: Horror, Thriller
95 min



Pizza man's here.



I fucking... shit!

Listen, man, the sign says

"driver only carries $20 cash."

Shut up. Don't talk. Just

take everything you want.

Just take the fucking

pizza... back.

Okay, all right. You don't have to do this.

Go, go. Against the wall.

Against the wall!

Get on your knees.

Get on your knees.


Walt? What the hell

are you doing here?

My job.

What 30-year-old

delivers pizzas?

What are you doing

with a gun, man?


Shit, shit, shit, shit, shit.


Jack. Jack, it's gonna

be all right, man.


Against the wall!

- No, no, no, no, no!

- Turn around. Get down on your fuckin' knees.

Don't! No.

No, no, no, no, no.

Look at the wall.

Look at the wall.

Please, man.

Don't look at me.

The nightmare

is always the same.

I see this

black insect crawling.

I follow the trail of blood

and I find this little boy...

Holding his mother's body.

His eyes are filled with tears,

her body

is filled with shrapnel,

and he's...

Asking her to wake up.

He thinks it's

just a game.

And maybe he's right.

Life is...

Just a game.

Death always wins.

I should've taken the

little boy in my arms.

I should've taken him

to safety, but...

All I did...

All I could do

was to take out my camera...

Take his picture.

I was just doing my job.

This is definitely

a trigger for you, Jack.

Why do you keep coming back

to this story?




Sorry about that.

Was that Claire?


She's probably just worried

about dinner or something.

How is that going?

She wants me to get a job.

You know.

She wants me to...

Get out of the house.

But, uh, I guess I'm still, uh,

having a hard time...

You know, getting adjusted.

These things take time.

But you've made the necessary steps.

I mean, you're progressing, Jack.

Eighteen months.

I think you're ready

for some new challenges,

step a bit

out of your comfort zone.

I guess moving back

to the Midwest

is still a bit

of a... transition.

Don't worry about how long it took you

to get here, just that you're here.

Hi. Sorry that

I missed your call.

I just, uh...

Just got out.

Hey, I'll be running

a little late.

They want me to stay

until the end of this.

- Do you mind taking care of dinner?

- Yeah, of course.

- I can do dinner.

- Can't wait. Love you.

You're free to take off

if you like.

I can inventory what's left

of the listing.

Up next, what was one of Mr. strung's

favorite pieces. Are you sure?


Yeah, I can handle it.

It's a reconstructed

film camera from the 1930s.

Doesn't Jack

collect old cameras?

Yeah, he used to. He gave all

that up when he got back.

We'll open the bidding at $50.

Yes, we have $50.

Do I have 75?

75? We have 75.

You understand vegetables.

I don't know.

How did your session go?

Uh, same old same old, you know.

It was...

It went well though.

Pretty well.


Okay, I have a surprise for you.


Wait here.



It's your anniversary gift.

Our anniversary isn't until n...


Just open up. Open up.



Uh... honey...


I know, I know.

Just check it out. Maybe

start a new collection.

And this one's really unique.

It's, like, 80 years old, but it's

still in really good condition.

This is really special.

I love it.

Thank you. Wow.

Really? Yeah. Thank you.

You sure?

Thank you.



Okay, okay.

Vintage SLR, huh?

Well, if you want

to test it out,

there's... this gig at my work

I was telling you about.

Oh. The gig. Right.

Yeah. Ben's really excited about it.

He loves your work.

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