Anyone who’s a fan of J-Horror and/or Sion Sono’s filmmaking style and nihilistic worldview should check it out.
Del Toro gorges his artistic appetite from all possible angles, but makes the strongest, most human elements secondary to all the visual candy.
SHEITAN (Kim Chapiron, 2006) is a French take on the classic American hillbilly horror film, seasoned with themes and tropes from the New French Extremity.
In a low-down and perverse way, it’s still fun to watch.
When contrasted against last year’s similarly-themed (but far more original) Pet, Berlin Syndrome seems especially disappointing.
“Post-horror” is apparently a ‘thing’ now. The thing is, it’s really nothing new.
The strong negative reaction to Walter Hill’s most recent directorial effort has more to do with disappointed expectations than controversial material.
In a weird way, I wonder if Lowe was listening to Embryodead while conceiving the story of Prevenge.
Most zombie films follow the same formula, with the main difference being whether they have fast zombies or slow ones. Colm McCarthy’s THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS, based on Mike Carey’s novel and screenplay, diverts from the formula.
We get some ghost-vomit, sure, but it’s contextual ghost-vomit.