Altered Minds’ is a psychological thriller about a tormented son who makes a desperate bid to save his sanity by unearthing family secrets before his father dies. Plagued by terrifying visions, Tommy Shellner hijacks a family celebration in an attempt to force a confession from his once CIA psychiatrist father. The warm reunion in their family home turns icy and spirals out of control when Tommy alleges his father adopted three children for the purposes of psychological experimentation.

alteredmindsdvdStudio: Entertainment One
Year: 2016
Release Date: June 7, 2016
Run time: 93 minutes
Rating: NR

Audio: DTS-HD MA lossless 5.1 mix
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Disc Spec: 1 DVD
Region: A

“Altered Minds” is a great Psychological thriller, that keeps you on the edge of your seat with its unexpected twist and turns. The film is filled with stand out performances from Ryan O’Nan, Judd Hirsch and Caroline Lagerfelt.

The script is excellent, unfolding at a great pace, revealing just enough to keep you on your toes. This one of those films that you think you have figured out one minute; and the next has you jaw hitting the floor because you never saw it coming, in the best possible way.

This is the kind of film that proves you don’t need a mega-billion dollar budget of special effects, explosions and guys in tights and capes to make for an entertaining, thought-provoking evening at the cinema. There isn’t a false note in the entire production. Direction, script, cinematography, and especially the performances are all top-notch. Kudos to all involved.
Movie Quality: 9/10

Special Features

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Two Audio Commentary tracks with Director Michael Z. Wechsler and Composer Edmund Choi
  • Director’s Video Logs from per-production

Special Features: 5/10

Final Thoughts

I deeply enjoyed, and highly recommend this wonderfully shot and brilliantly scripted and acted movie!
Overall Rating: 8.5/10