In the horror genre, from movie to movie, there’s often a different kind of horror at hand. There’s always gore, jump scares, ghosts possessing a person or home, or the often reliable zombie picture. Some horror can exist in the reality of something simple such as human loneliness. That’s why Jon Stevenson’s film Rent-A-Pal is a unique type of horror narrative because it feels rooted in a reality that audiences can relate to. We’ve all felt alone at some point. We all want a friend and can feel trapped by the circumstances that life has dealt us. Although Rent-A-Pal is not a total success, it is a fascinating exercise of cinema, and left me excited to see what director Jon Stevenson will do next.