The Empty Man

The Empty Man ★★★★

thought + concentration + time = flesh

a surprisingly nasty, occult creepypasta procedural filled with a real ambitious sense of stillness, rhythm and texture that bleeds into this strange, practically cosmic horror story about the mind vs. body, the conceptual vs. tangible, the vastness of space vs. a tape recording. prior loads it with stylish lowlight digital filmmaking trickery and a deliberate structural patience that contributes to this existential tone and tempo that is genuinely odd and frightening and captures what is meant to feel like the last, horrible days of a pre-determined husk. wish i had gotten around to this before finalizing my top 10 genre movies of 2020. would've been on the list.

full discussion on my podcast SLEAZOIDS here.

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