*annual Toronto International Film Festival attendee
*Chattanooga Film Festival attendee — go genre film!
*Nashville Film Festival attendee
Aesthetically soothing, frightening, trippy, and feverish all in perfect rhythm with whichever atmosphere the scene calls for at the time. Award-worthy music selection on top of it all. It all at once hints of many films that seem to have inspired it, yet like no other film at all: a statement as enigmatic and paradoxical as the narrative within.
Local color and horror go hand-in-hand. When executed like this on a low budget, which is an homage to other low budget slasher flicks that went out and did their thing, this combo charms the heck out of me. Also, the irony and self-awareness as presented here is just the right calibration for a cornball balancing act to hit the mark with me. The only major complaint is that I didn’t wait until the third Saturday in October to watch…