Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil (2017)
A quiet village is thrown into turmoil upon disturbing a reclusive and feared blacksmith rumored to be in league with the devil.
Thoughts: Despite the over-the-top performances and at times clunky script, this one is wildly inventive in its mix of mythology and horror. It’s visually unique but, at times, has the feel of a very elaborate stage production.
The Empty Man (2020)
On the trail of a missing girl, an ex-cop comes across a secretive group attempting to summon a terrifying supernatural entity.
Thoughts: A little bit of Himalayan The Ruins off the top, a little bit of Candy Man in the middle, and a lot of Rosemary’s Baby meets The Sentinel at the end. Also, 30 minutes too long.
The Feast (2021)
Filmed in Welsh, the picture follows a young woman serving privileged guests at a dinner party in a remote house in rural Wales. The assembled guests do not realize they are about to eat their last supper.
The film’s austere style is impressive from a visual standpoint, but it yields a stark and frustratingly slow narrative that fails to engage despite its grisly, at times unintentionally silly, cross dissolve-laden third act.
Today’s not so horrific Yes/No…
Cheese-stuffed Cherry Poppers? Yes/Nohttps://t.co/moWl1gK6jy
— Joseph Mallozzi (@BaronDestructo) August 27, 2022