Starting out like a romantic comedy about a phobic shut-in and his sexy neighbor, this truly independent production soon turns into a taut, claustrophobic thriller. The debts to Something Wild, Shallow Grave, and Double Indemnity are obvious but never overwhelm the original vision co-directors Kerry Douglas Dye and Jordan Hoffman bring to their material. In the interest of full disclosure, I should probably mention that I’m friends with the filmmakers and appeared in their previous production — so I’ll refrain from giving Body/Antibody a rating. The film will be screening in competition at the Brooklyn International Film Festival this June. Body/Antibody features fine performances by Robert Gomes, Leslie Kendall, Frank Deal, and Deborah Gibson (!).

Body/Antibody. Kerry Douglas Dye and Jordan Hoffman, 2007. N/R