“The Eyes of My Mother” (2016) combines an edgy, boundary-pushing story with painstaking attention to form and execution in filmmaking.
In a weird way, I wonder if Lowe was listening to Embryodead while conceiving the story of Prevenge.
We get some ghost-vomit, sure, but it’s contextual ghost-vomit.
With A Cure for Wellness, Verbinski goes all out in an epic-length exploration of madness and the macabre.
Almost unbearably bleak, Dead Ringers is an endurance test – just not in the way most Cronenberg faithful will expect.
James McAvoy’s character is both the best and the worst thing about SPLIT, which was both written and directed by Shyamalan.
An alien presence turns wives into husband-killing monsters in writer-director Leigh Janiak’s feature debut, the indie science-fiction horror film Honeymoon (2014). In their native urban environment (likely New York City), newlyweds Bea (Rose Leslie) and Paul (Harry Treadaway) seem like an average (including their quirks) yuppie couple. When they go from city to country (crossing the border into Canada in the process), the ties that bind — along with the gender roles defined by contemporary heterosexual marriage — go out the window when an eerie light shines into it, focusing on new wife Bea.
Innocuously tragicomic at first, this indie film escalates first to the darkly comic and finally to the abjectly horrific.
The strength of PET is in how it takes a predictable story in an unexpected and disturbing direction.