Enter the Dangerous Mind

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Enter the Dangerous Mind
Enter the Dangerous Mind film poster.jpg
Directed by Youssef Delara
Victor Teran
Written by Victor Teran
Starring Nikki Reed
Scott Bakula
Gina Rodriguez
Music by Reza Safinia
Cinematography Ben Kufrin
Edited by Youssef Delara
John Wesley Whitton
Cima Productions
Vedette Finance
Distributed by Variance Films
Well Go USA Entertainment
Release date
  • March 11, 2013 (2013-03-11) (SXSW)
  • February 6, 2015 (2015-02-06)
Running time
88 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Enter the Dangerous Mind, also known under its original title of Snap, is a 2013 psychological thriller film that was directed by Youssef Delara and Victor Teran.[1] The film had its world premiere on 11 March 2013 at the South by Southwest Film Festival and it will have a theatrical release on 6 February 2015.[2][3] Enter the Dangerous Mind stars Jake Hoffman as an EDM musician that falls into madness after his relationship with a beautiful woman (Nikki Reed) turns sour.[4]

Teran and Delara have cited the movies Taxi Driver and The Shining as influences for Enter the Dangerous Mind and filming took place over a 25-day period.[5][6]


In his spare time Jim (Jake Hoffman) makes his own dubstep mixes, as he sees them as an outlet to express himself in ways that he is otherwise incapable of achieving. He's constantly harangued by his roommate Jake (Thomas Dekker), who views Jim as a loser and wants him to do more than just hang around the apartment all day. It's through his work at a women's shelter that he meets Wendy (Nikki Reed) and the two initially begin to form a connection as they both share a love of dubstep and because Wendy recognizes that they share a lot of the same issues in life. This relationship proves to be short lived after Jim prematurely ejaculates during a date. Jake is sure that Wendy will only spread the story around and ruin Jim's life by holding him up as an object of ridicule. With few other options Jim begins to take more and more of Jake's advice, which sets him on a far darker path than he could have expected.



Critical reception for Enter the Dangerous Mind has been negative, holding a 23% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 13 reviews with an average score of 3.3/10.[7]

However, Screen Daily and Film School Rejects both praised the movie, and both outlets praised the film for its characterizations and soundtrack.[8][9]


  1. ^ Hertzfeld, Laura. "SXSW 2013: Nikki Reed, Jake Hoffman explore dubstep's underbelly in 'Snap' -- VIDEO". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Barton, Steve. "SXSW 2013: Milo and Snap Making Their Premiere!". Dread Central. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Kaye, Ben. "EDM producer goes on killing spree in Hollywood's best new film, Enter the Dangerous Mind". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "'Enter The Dangerous Mind' - A Film About an EDM Producer Gone Mad Releases Trailer [WATCH]". Music Times. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Meet the SXSW Filmmakers #43: Victor Teran and Youssef Delara Discuss Their Dubstep Tinged Thriller 'Snap'". IndieWire. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Annette Kellerman From SXSW 2013: A Chat With SNAP Directors Youssef Delara And Victor Teran , And Stars Nikki Reed And Thomas Dekker!!". AICN. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "ENTER THE DANGEROUS MIND (2015)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 
  8. ^ Newman, Kim. "Snap (review)". Screen Daily. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 
  9. ^ Mullen, Luke. "SXSW 2013 Review: 'Snap' is a Fantastic Character-Driven Thriller". Film School Rejects. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 

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