"This isn't how it was supposed to turn out."
This was both exactly and nothing like I expected. It's undoubtedly narratively obtuse, but also thematically straightforward and emotionally intuitive. And even when the ambient sound design is literally gurgling and shrieking, this is a surprisingly inviting and snug film. It just might not ever let go afterwards.
Following in a wave of cerebral psychological horror films such as The Witch, It Follows, and The Babadook, Anita Rocha da Silveira’s debut, Kill Me Please, is the latest art-horror film that’s concerned with the internal repercussions of trauma. But unlike that series of films, Kill Me Please may be more effectively identified as a film about the end of the world.
Set in Rio de Janeiro’s paranoia-soaked Barra de Tijuca, it follows a series of tight-knit high-school girls against…