Our Evil

Available on VOD: 14 september 2017
Director: Samuel Galli
Cast: Ademir Esteves, Ricardo Casella, Sonia Moreno

A man with spiritualist powers is told by his mentor (the spirit of a Clown) that a demonic entity is coming to destroy his daughter's soul, and that he should take drastic measures. To prevent this from happening he employs a serial killer.

  • using impressive physical effects, Our Evil features gruesome gore sequences which hark back to the video nasties of the 1980s and the torture porn of the 2010s but never descend into gratuitousness. The oily, slimy, cleverly-designed demon creatures are supremely squirm-inducing, with stellar make-up effects work from Rodrigo Aragâo. This is a confident, technically ambitious picture, with an especially effective circus-themed score from Guilherme Garbato and Gustavo Garbato augmented by unsettling sound design from Alessandro Laroca and Eduardo Vermond Lima.
  • Alan Jones, FrightFest: Shocking, surprising, gripping and always keeps you guessing.
  • Anton Bitel, Projected Figures: A hitman/serial killer thriller that evokes THE SIXTH SENSE and THE EXORCIST.
  • Becky Roberts, Horror Talk: An imaginative and ambitious revenge story chock full of shocks and surprises.
  • James Whittington, Horror Channel: Vicious and violent with an intelligent surreal edge.
  • Our Evil is an emotionally charged film featuring harrowing acts of violence. It covers a whole spectrum of emotions, styles and horror conventions, and yet manages to hold it all together.

A Family Man

Available on VOD: 21 september 2017
Director: Mark Williams
Cast: Gerard Butler (London Has Fallen, 300, The Bounty Hunter), Gretchen Mol (Manchester By The Sea, Boardwalk Empire), Willem Dafoe (The Great Wall, The Grand Budapest Hotel, A Most Wanted Man), Alison Brie (How to Be Single, Mad Men), Alfred Molina (The Da Vinci Code, Prince of Persia)

Dane Jensen (Gerard Butler) is a driven Chicago-based headhunter, working at a cut-throat job placement firm. When Dane's boss (Willem Dafoe) announces his retirement, he pits Dane against Lynn Wilson (Alison Brie), Dane's equally driven but polar-opposite rival at the firm, in a battle for control over the company. As Dane gears up for the professional battle of his life, he learns his 10-year-old son Ryan (Max Jenkins) is diagnosed with an illness. Suddenly, Dane is pulled between achieving his professional dream and his family, who need him now more than ever.

  • A really rather enjoyable morality tale from debut director Mark Williams, with some brilliant performances and some wonderfully touching moments.
  • slickly executed.
  • The film pulses with the thrill of big money and cutthroat career maneuvering, but its heart is in a very different realm. The film is ultimately concerned with domestic stability in crisis, and with the complex question of what really matters in life. The Headhunter's Calling beautifully illustrates how nearly losing everything can redefine what it means to have it all.