The Platform (2019)
A vertical prison with one cell per level. Two people per cell. Only one food platform and two minutes per day to feed. An endless nightmare trapped in The Hole.
My thoughts: While the messaging ain’t exactly subtle, its delivery is unique, provocative, and immensely engaging.
Forget Me Not (2019)
Recent high-school graduates become prey of the vengeful spirit of an innocent girl they wronged long ago.
My thoughts: On the one hand, clunky direction, wooden performances, cliche dialogue and lame jump scares – on the other hand…enh, I got nothing.
There’s Something Wrong with the Children (2023)
A family takes a weekend trip with friends and their two young children, but they suspect something supernatural when the kids behave strangely after disappearing into the woods overnight.
My thoughts: Starts slow and when it finally gets going, its awkward and silly in its execution. The music is overwrought but the titles card is killer.
Split into three chapters, “Cabrito” tells the story of a man haunted by his loved ones.
My thoughts: A middling, low budget horror feature made up of three middling low budget horror shorts. The fact that subs were unavailable and I had to watch an atrocious dub did not help.
Dawn Breaks Behind the Eyes (2021)
A couple spend eternity in a castle until their reality starts to shift, as the unknown moves into their lives.
My thoughts: An atmospheric ode to 70’s Euro-horror that is at turns visually striking, joyously weird, and annoyingly incomprehensible.
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