It never bodes well when a film you are watching is immediately reminiscent of a better piece of work. Unfortunately, that is the case with Threshold -- a low-budget horror shot on iPhones by director duo Powell Robinson and Patrick Robert Young -- which has a surprising resemblance to Alex Ross Perry’s jet-black 2011 comedy The Color Wheel.
Both movies feature an estranged brother and sister with messed-up lives who embark on a road trip together and rediscover a powerful sibling bond. Both of the sub 90-minute films were shot quickly and feature shocking endings. One could argue that the similarities are only surface deep -- for example, Threshold is heavily improvised by its two leads while The Color Wheel is polished and rehea