The Blackcoat’s Daughter completes an unholy trinity of horror classics that are as viscerally punishing as they are challenging in their boundary-pushing intelligence.
“The Eyes of My Mother” (2016) combines an edgy, boundary-pushing story with painstaking attention to form and execution in filmmaking.
When repetition is the name of the game – and your film isn’t Run Lola Run – it’s not an encouraging sign.
The original may not be the best, but it remains the most cinematic of the series.
While the inevitable comparisons between Blair’s directorial debut and the Saulnier pictures in which he appears might find Blair’s film lacking, it’s really a case of ‘apples and oranges.’
The Monster never goes far enough in its themes and character arcs to land with any real impact.
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.
Remember those creepy PSAs for radon that aired in the late ’80s? That’s what I Am Not a Serial Killer most resembles.
Innocuously tragicomic at first, this indie film escalates first to the darkly comic and finally to the abjectly horrific.
The implication of its title is that the movie SCHERZO DIABOLICO is a diabolical prank. But who is its devil and what is the joke?