Hey, let's be honest, do you think Umberto Lenzi even knew what a zombie was when he made Nightmare City? Do you think maybe someone was like, "hey, Umberto, I heard you're interested in making a zombie movie, be sure to check out Romero's NOTLD/DotD!" and then maybe he accidentally watched The Crazies instead?
Lucile Hadzihalilovic's Evolution is mystifying & Manuel Dacosse's cinematography was devastating, the two of them came together to create a breathtaking work of art that will haunt me for weeks to come.
On an even less sophisticated & spoilerish note, I have always been super into the idea of humans evolving from the sea & vaguely Lovecraftian fish people with bleached eyebrows, so, this was an easy 5-stars.
Let's get this out of the way, The Witch is a horror film, you can put it in all of your other subcategories but, at its very core--it's a genre film whether you feel comfortable with the classification or not.
This film covers the horrors of colonialism, emigration, religious conviction, starvation, witch trials, patriarchy, puberty, loss, and if methodically exposing each of these very horrifying real life tribulations isn't terrifying and alarming enough, there's a god damn witch and evil…
After having over a meter (3 feet for my fellow Americans) of snow fall on us in just a few days, the isolated and trapped feeling gave us great cause to want to watch the ultimate cabin fever-in the depth of winter film. Regardless of how many times one has seen The Shining, it never loses that overwhelming sense of dread.
As soon as Jack Torrance is in frame, that uneasy feeling takes over. I feel as though I wish…