Home invasion horror serves to make viewers paranoid about every little sound they hear from downstairs while they’re snuggled up in bed in the middle of the night. Them is a French/Romanian take on the home invasion horror, which has been a popular sub-genre for a while. Based on a true story, Them is about Lucas (Michael Cohen) and Clementine (Olivia Bonamy) who live happily in their giant country home … Continue reading Them (Ils)
What would you do if the dead came back to life? Act like nothing happened? Freak out and run for the hills? Top yourself before the going gets too tough? But what if the walking dead were your loved ones, and looked exactly as they did when you saw them last? That is pretty much the premise of French TV drama The Returned (Les Revenants) which came … Continue reading The Returned (Les Revenants)
French-Canadian horror 7 Days is torture porn at its most graphic, yet is stunningly well shot. With, for once, a decent story that almost justifies the violence, 7 Days demonstrates some pretty intelligent filmmaking. When his eight year old daughter is brutally raped and murdered while out delivering invitations to her birthday party, Dr Bruno Hamel goes to great lengths to kidnap her murderer from prison and torture him to make … Continue reading 7 Days
From the director of the brilliant Spanish horror ‘REC’ comes the new and equally brilliant horror/thriller ‘Sleep Tight’ (original title Mientras Duermes). Sleep Tight is about an apartment conierge with an unhealthy obsession for one of the women living in the apartment block. He believes he was born without the ability to be happy, and he goes about trying to make life a misery for everyone around him to make up … Continue reading Mientras Duermes (Sleep Tight) – A Horror that Plays with your Mind Rather than Your Gag Reflex!
A provocative and shocking drama about sibling rivalry, family discord and relationships.
Another French drama dealing with relatable and deep issues; yet unlike Tomboy this one is very hard hitting. Anias; the “Fat Girl” is a rotund young girl; she is on the constant receiving end of emotional abuse which throughout the film becomes harder and harder to watch. This creates a very deep feeling of empathy within the viewer, which is partly what makes the film so hard to watch.
A 10 year old girl, settling into her new neighborhood outside Paris, is mistaken for a boy and decides to live up to this new identity.