And nobody is `grayer' than Si Parrish, an innocuous, socially undeveloped milquetoast who spends his days working as a photo developer in one of those sterile five-and-dime drug stores (just like the one in `The Good Girl') - and his nights sitting all alone in his drab apartment brooding over a massive family-photo shrine he has erected to the Yorkins, a seemingly happy family of three whose pictures Si has been developing, copying and obsessing over for more than seven years now.The film centers around Si's growing fixation with this one family and his delusional belief that he too could somehow become an integral part of their family unit.When the scene cuts back to Dana the others are walking in through an open door.See more » I would normally be leery of giving out a perfect 10 rating, but if ever there was a modern horror movie that was worthy of a 10, it's this one.Then comes the day when Si realizes that he is no longer content to be a mere vicarious member of this adopted family and, thus, begins his plan to gradually insinuate himself more and more directly into their lives.
After an incident at work and after Sy finds out more about the family through a set of photographs, he decides to right the injustices he sees in the only way he knows how. Sy's mugshot photos are taken with a digital camera and processed on a computer.
That is the same setting as the first chapter of the George Orwell novel "1984," also about extensive ill-intended camera surveillance.
See more » When Dana first enters the cabin she leaves the door open, the film cuts to Marty standing outside where we see the door close.
Middle aged Sy Parrish works as a technician at a one hour photo lab located in a Sav Mart store in a suburban mall. He knows much about his customers through the photographs they have developed.
But he knows more about the Yorkin family - specifically Nina Yorkin and her adolescent son Jake Yorkin, the two in the family who drop off and pick up the family's photofinishing - the family about whom he is obsessed, than anyone else.