GENRE: Sci-Fi, Thriller
DIRECTOR: James Ward Byrkit
WRITER: James Ward Byrkit & Alex Manugian
STARS: Emily Baldoni, Maury Sterling, Nicholas Brendon
PLOT: Strange things begin to happen when a group of friends gather for a dinner party on an evening when a comet is passing overhead.
Coherence is James Ward Byrkit’s directorial debut and features a limited set and no set script. For the first ten minutes I was beginning to think that it was a rather dull relationship drama about the various insignificant couples at a dinner party. But following a power cut things start to get interesting. Looking outside they see that all but one house has lost power. One of the attendees needs to make a phone call so heads over (with another of the party) to the only house with power, returning with a cut head and a strange locked box. What is inside the box frightens the friends and they start to investigate possible explanations for what is happening, which only creates more paranoia and tension.