Stephen David Brooks sits behind the yolk of the shrewdly presented Flytrap, a wonderfully weird science fiction-horror hybrid that utilizes a full understanding of craft to effectively defy the high-budget expectations consumers have been conditioned to expect within blockbuster genres.
Brooks' film tells the tale of an English astronomer who finds himself in that always-weird middle ground between hostage-taking and love-making. Veering slightly more towards science fiction than its horror elements would have you believe, Brooks enters that highly competitive and arguably constipated arena and leaves victorious after displaying all the tools inherent in great indie storytelling: He's kept his volume of characters and shooting locations efficiently minimized, and what remains instead are great actor performances within a cohesiveness of set design that together empower his clever story to be told well.
Flytrap plays on the mind with great effectiveness. It's a mood-shifter film that brings us to a different mental space that the one we first entered with popcorn in hand. Ultimately, it's an engrossing film and no doubt will find serious devotees within its wider audience.
Review by TheAll-SeeingI from the Internet Movie Database.