Sam Was Here (France/USA, 2016)


Sam Was Here is a 2016 French-American mystery horror thriller film co-produced and directed by Christophe Deroo, making his feature debut, from a screenplay co-written with Clement Tuffreau. 

The film stars Rusty Joiner (Resident Evil: Extinction; Bones), Sigrid La Chapelle, Rhoda Pell (Cannibal Corpse Killers; The Diabolical), Hassan Galedary.


Mojave Desert, California, 1998: A strange glow appears in the sky. Sam, a forty-something door-to-door salesman, travels through the few inhabited zones of the Californian desert in search of clients, yet everything seems deserted. What’s more, his wife won’t answer his calls. It’s as if everyone were avoiding him.


When his car breaks down, Sam becomes a prisoner of the empty, hostile environment. Alone and without human contact for days on end, he listens continuously to a talk-show on the only local radio station. The host, a man named Eddy, takes calls from listeners who share their thoughts on a child killer at large in the area.


At the same time, Sam starts getting psychologically harassed by strange threats he receives on his pager. Gradually, people begin to reappear and attempt to kill him. Sam has become a target and he must now defend himself. Little by little he loses it, caught up in a paranoid identity crisis. Is he truly the killer they’re after, or is he being driven to become so…


Filming locations:

Agua Dulce Movie Ranch, El Mirage, and Palmdale, California, USA



Categories: 2016, French, psychological horror

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13 replies

  1. Awful movie. Total waste of time. If they ever make a sequel,,,I’m going to personally kill Eddie!!!!


  2. Total waste of time. Who/what was Eddy? What was the strange glow?


  3. it kept me entertained but i was totally pissed when nothing added up at the end …i sum it up as a waste of time dont watch it…


  4. It was shit….like really???… Who the hell was Eddy?… Why they killed Sam…why the old lady was making tea????…an sense….


  5. It was shit….like really???… Who the hell was Eddy?… Why they killed Sam…why the old lady was making tea????…an sense….


  6. It was a beauty. I guess I would some it up as utterly dreadful. The acting was great, it was produced really well, and the music was spot on. The plot was far overshadowed by the feeling you get watching this. I’m not sure a clear answer would do this movie well. That’s the beauty of it. I have some theories of my own, but I’ll keep them to myself in regards to the story. If you like movies like the original “Maniac” or maybe “iZombie”, you will dig it.


  7. yeah i was really curious the whole time and then no answer!liked it but really deserved an explenation


  8. I think the movie is awesome, because it leaves enough confusion for a sequel and it does a great job at showing how vulnerable and savage we can actually be, if we are cornered like a hunted animal. The open ending is a great idea because it forces the viewer to cling to the idea of something happening randomly in a very weird place that we will never know or hear about it after it happened. It is intended to inspire fear that something bad can happen to anyone and no one will ever know how or why. This movie has the “Stranger things” feeling combined with “Jeeper Creepers” – not enough explanations and pure action.


  9. Movie is ok but there is no explanation to it. What was the red light in the sky? Who was Eddy? Was he human? Why did he move like that? Absolutely no answers…


  10. I totally did not understand it at all and I’m good at understanding movies. So confused that I googled it and yet still nothing


  11. Looks like a beautie. I like the storylline…interesting.


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