Like a Moth to a Flame
Director Toby Ross brings us Like a Moth to a Flame, his latest erotically charged thriller. Composed of three short films, In Our Darkest Moments mixes wry humor and tense drama as it chronicles the sleazy exploits of a hunky closeted married man who cruises seedy bookstores and sex dens. He begins an affair with a dangerous teenager, unaware of the disastrous effects it will have on his life. In the Dark, Softly, directed by Joe Rubin and shot on 16mm film, has the visual ambiance of an art-house film crossed with the grittiness of exploitation cinema and is a love story of sorts, chronicling a young man’s obsession with a local serial killer. And in the final film, In Deep, the police are trying to catch a murderer who preys on lonely men and then offs them with his extraordinarily large appendage. Maybe this killer is more than he seems….