Still seated among my favorite dramas; I think I liked it even more this time around. Simple, as life often is, but feels complicated, as life always does.
Christopher Alender’s “The Old Ways” is hands down one of the most well-made, refreshing, and genuinely disturbing possession films of recent years, in almost every imaginable way. The filmmakers manage to set the hooks in the viewer very early on with an interesting premise that’s highly engaging from the minute it begins due to masterful cinematography, a slew of great performances, and excellently crafted effects that really bring the gore.
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P.S. - Bring on the Red Book Cinematic Universe!
There's a lot of stuff I dug here, especially the central storyline and the eclectic band of side characters recounting local legends and events with descriptions differing from person to person as it likely would in reality. Also the final act was super intense and had a scene in a police station that was like a found footage meets James Wan fever dream.
That being said the execution was a tad messy, with the use of non-diegetic music and unpolished,…