Movies

I See You

Thriller
Available on VOD: 15 oktober 2020
Director: Adam Randall
Cast: Helen Hunt (Mad About You, What Women Want), Jon Tenney (True Detective, Legion), Judah Lewis (It, It Chapter Two), Owen Teague (It, It Chapter Two)

In a perfect town filled with perfect families, twelve-year-old Justin Whitter has gone missing. Greg Harper (Jon Tenney), lead investigator on the case, struggles to balance the pressures of the investigation which has brought to attention a similar case thought to be buried in the past, while finding a way to forgive his well-heeled wife, Jackie (Helen Hunt), for a recent infidelity. Great strain is put on the family as Jackie’s guilt slowly gnaws away at her grip on reality, and when a malicious presence manifests itself and puts their young son, Connor (Judah Lewis), in mortal danger, the cold, hard truth about evil in the Harper household is finally uncovered.

Reviews
  • NRC.nl: Na drie kwartier mysterie begint I See You namelijk antwoorden te geven: dit is zo’n film die om zijn eigen as draait in plaats van lineair door de tijd te bewegen. Alles begint opnieuw, nu vanuit een ander oogpunt en met gevorderd inzicht. Waarna we de finale ingaan met gekantelde sympathieën.
    Het is een mechaniek dat – mits vlekkeloos geschreven, uitgevoerd en gemonteerd – uitermate bevredigend is. Je bekijkt de puzzelstukjes van alle kanten tot ze op hun plek vallen. En na afloop wil je de film nog eens zien, om te kijken welke hints je onderweg hebt gemist. Lees de hele review hier.
  • Volkskrant.nl: Regisseur Adam Randall speelt vakkundig met de klassieke horrorfilmiconografie.
  • Parool.nl: Een geslaagde thriller waarin debuterend scenarioschrijver Devon Graye een spectaculaire haarspeldbocht neemt en de film als een inventieve kronkelplotthriller verder gaat.
  • Filmdomein.nl: I See You is een verrassende thriller met een ijzersterk, gelaagd en goed opgebouwd verhaal. Daarbij is de film misschien wel de beste en origineelste film die de bioscoop te bieden heeft bij de heropening na de Corona uitbraak.
  • DeNachtvlinders.nl: I See You maakt op interessant wijze gebruik van meerdere genres en tijdsprongen.
  • DeGroeneAmsterdammer.nl: Dit verhaal bevat twee of drie plotwendingen waar je nog dagenlang van wakker zal liggen. Pas wanneer het laatste masker wordt afgedaan, gaat er een licht aan. Dan pas blijkt hoe eng deze film werkelijk is.
  • Filmtotaal.nl: Het script zit bijzonder goed in elkaar. De camera draagt met zijn langzame sluipende bewegingen bij aan een fantastische enge sfeer. Het gebeurt namelijk niet vaak dat genreclichés op zo'n kundige wijze worden doorbroken.
  • Variety.com: An eerie suspense exercise that starts out looking like a supernatural tale — one of several viewer presumptions this cleverly engineered narrative eventually pulls the rug out from under.
  • TheHollywoodReporter.com: A twist-heavy crime thriller spiced with horror and noir elements, I See You is such a finely crafted exercise in slow-burn suspense.
  • Latimes.com: It's rare to see a horror film so devoted to intricate plot mechanics and so concerned with driving to a satisfying payoff.
  • Theverge.com: For people who specifically prize meticulous story-craft and the ability to dodge broad genre clichés, I See You is a rare gift. It's a tension experience that gives way to a long series of narrative surprises and payoffs, some of which viewers may not even realize they were primed to want until they arrive at the moment.
  • Slantmagazine.com: The film's tone is extremely eerie, with creeping camera movements, striking imagery, abrupt edits, and a delicately sinister score by William Arcane.
  • Rogersmovienation.com: Well-acted, cleverly-plotted and directed with extra attention being paid to tone, menace and hiding its secrets. Taut, smart and satisfying.
  • Culturecrypt.com: You may wish to prepare for a ‘creepy crawly’ movie that is utterly terrifying in its home invasion implications.

The Wretched

Horror
Available on VOD: 22 oktober 2020
Director: Brett Pierce
Cast: John-Paul Howard (Hell or High Water), Piper Curda, Jamison Jones (General Hospital), Azie Tesfai (Supergirl)

A defiant teenage boy, struggling with his parent's imminent divorce, faces off with athousand year-old witch, who is living beneath the skin of and posing as the woman nextdoor.

Reviews
  • Denachtvlinders.nl: een lekker vermakelijke horrorfilm.
  • Filmliefhebber.com: een horrorfilm die vooral uitblinkt in spannende en angstaanjagende fragmenten.
  • SchokkendNieuws.com: een geslaagde verrassing.
  • Telegraaf.nl: vlot wegkijkend horrorwerkje.
  • Movieaddicts.nl: Ik heb nog geen betere horrorfilm in de bioscoop gezien dit jaar.
  • Variety.com: The film successfully mixes together a lot of things, from the waterfront tourist-town setting of "Jaws" to a general teen fantasy-adventure feel that tempers (without weakening) horror content variably redolent of "It, ""Fright Night" and myriad other predecessors. If originality isn’t a strong suit here, the film’s conviction and polish make that a minor sin.
  • 28dayslateranalysis.com: Not to be missed, The Wretched provides lots of chills and a great story to entertain film fans. 8/10.
  • Bloody-disgusting.com: Gruesome makeup effects presents a creepy, monstrous take on a classic witch. One that's deeply submersed in nature and folkloric origins. The Pierce brothers have delivered a new dark fairy tale that the midnight crowds will enjoy.
  • Culturecrypt.com: “Evil Dead” energy keeps poking into every corner it can. Excellent effects and exceptional sound design make certain that energy burns hot. The Wretched delivers a viciously visceral experience by pounding out grotesque gurgles to go with sick sights like diseased animal guts falling onto the floor.
  • Dreadcentral.com: Truly unique supernatural concepts and effective scares. The Pierce duo has injected awesome new ideas into the underexplored witchcraft subgenre.
  • LATimes.com: Equally indebted to Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg and a mishmash of '80s horror films only the directors themselves could comprehensively name-check, "The Wretched" is a fresh horror film built out of familiar parts.

The Last Right

Comedy, Drama
Available on VOD: 25 februari 2021
Director: Aoife Crehan
Cast: Michiel Huisman (Game of Thrones, The Age of Adaline), Samuel Bottomley (Ackley Bridge), Niamh Algar (Raised by Wolves), Colm Meaney (Law Abiding Citizen, Seberg), Brian Cox (Churchill, Succession)

New York-based DANIEL MURPHY wakes on a flight home to Ireland for his Mum’s funeral to find elderly passenger PADRAIG MURPHY has died in the next seat. To his surprise the lonely Padraig had just listed him as his next of kin.

In a bid to persuade his autistic brother LOUIS to return to New York with him, Daniel agrees to drive Padraig’s remains across the length of Ireland, from Cork to Rathlin Island, to be buried with his brother. Hitching a ride in the passenger seat is the funeral home temp MARY, who is on a mission to correct a drunken mistake. Meanwhile, the police realise Daniel has no business driving off with Padraig’s body, and Daniel, Mary and Louis find themselves the focus of a nationwide manhunt. 

Reviews
  • Indebioscoop.com: de kijker valt vanaf minuut één in de film. Gecombineerd met het lichte en vaak humoristische verhaal kunnen we The Last Right typeren als de lightversie van Rain Man. 4 sterren.
  • Telegraaf.nl: een prachtig groen land met 'good craic, het Ierse equivalent van gezelligheid.
  • Cinemagazine.nl: The Last Right biedt een fijne, warme ontsnapping aan het dagelijks leven.
  • Filmtotaal.nl: Crehan levert een vermakelijk speelfilmdebuut met een hoog feelgoodgehalte.
  • Volkskrant.nl: Michiel Huisman doet het uitstekend als Amerikaanse Ier in de gemoedelijke roadmovie The Last Right.
  • Trouw.nl: Een warme film met een simpele boodschap: wees vriendelijk, ook voor vreemden. Prima acteurs en liefdevolle blikken op Ierland.
  • AD.nl: De film weet een fijne sfeer neer te zetten, met behulp van droogkomische, typische humor en aaibare Ieren in minirolletjes.
  • NRC.nl: kruist het genre van de roadmovie met elementen uit de romantische komedie. Het resultaat is plezierig.
  • Parool.nl: Een verademing, zo zou je het sympathieke The Last Right kunnen omschrijven in deze barre tijden.
  • Filmireland.net: A thoughtful approach to grief and isolation with sadness and humour that will ultimately offer hope for its characters. It's an unexpected road trip full of heartbreak, humour and human kindness.
  • TheGuardian.com: Gently heartwarming, this homecoming story about a lawyer and his autistic brother fits like a well-worn onesie.
  • Irishtimes.com: A likeable salute to a Magic Ireland we don't see much anymore. Lovely performances.
  • TheTimes.co.uk: Writer-director Aoife Crehan makes a fine — and madcap — debut.
  • Entertainment.ie: Sweet and earnest in all the right places.
  • Filmireland.net: Dutch actor Michiel Huisman has a fresh and alluring onscreen presence.
  • Totallydublin.ie: Hilarious

The Dark and the Wicked

Horror
Available on VOD: 1 april 2021
Director: Bryan Bertino
Cast: Marin Ireland (Homeland, Hell or High Water), Michael Abbott Jr., Xander Berkeley (The Walking Dead), Julie Oliver-Touchstone

On a secluded farm in a nondescript rural town, a man is slowly dying. Bedridden and fighting through his final breaths, he's a source of deep sadness for his wife, who's succumbing to overwhelming grief. To help their mother and say their goodbyes to their father, grown-up siblings Louise (Marin Ireland) and Michael (Michael Abbott Jr.) return to their family farm. It doesn't take long for them to see that something's wrong with mom, though—something more than her heavy sorrow. Gradually, as their own grief mounts, Louise and Michael begin suffering from a darknes' similar to their mother's...

Reviews
  • Volkskrant.nl: Schrijver en regisseur Bryan Bertino maakt van The Dark and the Wicked een indringende, onafgebroken sombere zit. 4 sterren.
  • Filmtotaal.nl: Bertino speelt een geraffineerd spel met suggestie en creëert daarmee een intrigerend monster dat nét ongrijpbaar blijft. Wat The Dark and the Wicked bovendien ijzingwekkend maakt, is dat je al heel gauw doorkrijgt dat niemand veilig is.
  • Telegraaf.nl: sfeervolle horrorvertelling.
  • SchokkendNieuws.nl: The Dark and the Wicked is een ijzersterke mood piece die opbouwt naar een klassieke, misschien zelf iets té klassieke, horrorclimax.
  • Trouw.nl: Flinke, ouderwetse schrikeffecten en vooral een allesoverheersend gevoel van angst, verval en het naderende einde. De angst is intens...
  • Parool.nl: Een grimmige kermisrit, die het publiek in hoog tempo van de ene schok naar de andere voert. Het levert klamme handjes en hartkloppingen op.
  • Movieaddicts.nl: The Dark and the Wicked is in potentie zo’n horror pareltje. Wat betreft de opbouw weet hij het de gehele film goed te doseren tot en met de bevredigende climax. Een aanrader voor iedereen welke een avondje ongemakkelijk zitten in de bioscoop wel kan waarderen.
  • Cinemagazine.nl: een donkere en naargeestige psychologische horrorfilm die duidelijk boven het genregemiddelde uitsteekt. Een ideale film voor een regenachtige najaars- of winteravond waarop de wind hoorbaar over de daken giert.
  • DeProtagonisten.nl: The Dark and the Wicked vonden we bovengemiddeld prima met een goede cinematografie.
  • RogerEbert.com: This is an unsettling movie that is more admirably brutal than it is outright scary.
  • 28dayslateranalysis.com: Very punishing in its seriousness and use of violence, The Dark and the Wicked will entertain.
  • Austinchronicle.com: The Dark and the Wicked pulls no punches, either in its sense of perpetual unease, its occasional moments of understated yet truly stomach-churning gore, or in its emotional heft.
  • Awardswatch.com: There's no doubt that it's the most terrifying tale of the supernatural subgenre told in a long time and one of the best horror films of the year.
  • Backseatmafia.com: Bertino conjures up an atmosphere of suffocating fear. The Dark & The Wicked showcases the best in current genre cinema.
  • Bostonhassle.com: A perverse delight, oozing with country-fried creepiness and some remarkable performances.
  • Gmbacklot.com: It is rare that a film manages to cut deep into my core. It is a deeply disturbing nightmare that grabs for the jugular and does not let go for the over 90-minute runtime. While not an easy watch, for anyone that loves horror, this is a film that needs to be seen. 
  • Eyeforfilm.co.uk: With strong performances all round, this Fantasia 2020 pick is a fireside yarn of a film, a story to tell to one another as we huddle together against the dark.
  • Elementsofmadness.com: It’s a dirty, gory, cruel film that many horror films are still too afraid to be at times. Horror in its purest form. With strong performances all round, this Fantasia 2020 pick is a fireside yarn of a film, a story to tell to one another as we huddle together against the dark.
  • Fathersonholygore.com: The Dark and the Wicked is another awesome piece of work from Bryan Bertino. [He] looks at an evil so dark and so brutally oppressive there’s nothing that can save us, no god of any sort whose power can ward it off, and he pulls not a single punch doing it.
  • Filmschoolrejects.com: The Dark and the Wicked is a true chiller that tightens its grip on viewers from the very first scenes and doesn’t let go until the end credits roll. Suffocating terror and nerve-wracking tension.
  • Flickhunter.blogspot.com: Bertino builds the level of terror methodically keeping the audience on edge as the stakes rise in the final act.
  • Haddonfieldhorror.com: Bryan Bertino’s latest film The Dark And The Wicked, playing as part of Fantasia 2020, is without a doubt one of the best horror films of the past five years. An exercise in dread (and scares) weaved into a story about grief, communication and guilt.
  • Moviesinfocus.com: A well crated and intelligent horror film, The Dark And The Wicked is a strong and powerful slice of genre cinema which gets deep under the skin. It’s one of the best horror films of the year.
  • Rue-morgue.com: a standout discovery at this year’s Fantasia, and takes an immutable place amongst 2020’s most frightening films.
  • Scaredsheepless.wordpress.com: Sometimes, what you want from a horror film is for it to shake you, give your bones a good rattle and really go for something deeply unpleasant and profoundly scary. The Dark and The Wicked is one of those films.
  • Screenanarchy.com: Perfectly set up, established and executed, this is no hyperbole, The Dark and The Wicked is one of the scariest movies of the year.
  • Sonic-cinema.com: The ending is what people will remember, however, and it’s a mammoth gut punch, pulled off in a powerful, simple way that will be difficult to get out of your head.
  • Thelastthingisee.com: Bertino’s supernatural horror, filtered through the lens of familial grief and trauma, is perhaps the most truly terrifying film of the year.

The Devil has a Name

Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Available on VOD: 13 mei 2021
Director: Edward James Olmos
Cast: Kate Bosworth (Still Alice, Superman Returns), Edward James Olmos (Blade Runner 2049, 2 Guns, Battlestar Galactica), Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense, The Boys), David Strathairn (Lincoln, Godzilla, The Expanse), Alfred Molina (The Da Vinci Code, Prince of Persia), Pablo Schreiber (American Gods, First Man, Den of Thieves), Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now, The Departed, Anger Management)

Widowed, broke and adrift, farmer Fred Stern finds a new purpose in life when he learns that a multi-national oil company has been polluting his water. But as his crusade against the powers that be spills out of the courtroom and into his personal life, Fred must find a way to avoid the ruin of his farm, his family and his dreams. Inspired by bizarre, true events, The Devil Has a Name pulls back the curtain on the culture of greed that poisons Corporate America, from sea to polluted sea.

Reviews
  • Chicago.suntimes.com: What a crackling and often darkly funny script this is, "The Devil Has a Name" is a master class in casting.
  • RogerEbert.com: A scenery-chewing feast. And the familiarity of some of it - Martin Sheen as a righteous lawyer doing his righteous Martin Sheen thing, the easy chemistry of Strathairn and right-hand-man Olmos as they speak unsubtitled Spanish at each other - lends a Social-Justice-Movie Comfort Vibe to the proceedings.
  • Blu-ray.com: A noble endeavor with something to share about corruption.
  • Thefilmstage.com: Audiences have a good time while also learning about the lengths such corruption will go.
  • The Guardian.com: A fire-breathing thriller about a farmer taking on Big Oil. Kate Bosworth shines in a juicy role as a cigar-smoking oil matriarch in this drama directed by veteran actor Edward James Olmos.
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: The Devil Has a Name is a whistleblower drama a la Erin Brockovich that also wants to be a classic noir whodunit. Olmos balances a grim tale of corporate exploitation, environmental degradation and the plight of the American farmer with delightful buddy-comedy pairings.

The Lockdown Hauntings

Horror, Thriller
Available on VOD: 20 mei 2021
Director: Howard J. Ford
Cast: Tony Todd (The Man from Earth, The Rock), Angela Dixon (Never Let Go)

With the streets empty, free from activity of humans and machines, spirits are freer than ever before. The ghost of a notorious serial killer begins prowling for young women isolated and alone in Lockdown. With more potential victims than ever before, can the paranormal experts and detectives prevent more young women from becoming further victims of The Lockdown Hauntings?

Reviews

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The Toll

Horror, Thriller
Available on VOD: 20 mei 2021
Director: Michael Nader
Cast: Jordan Hayes, Max Topplin (Carrie), James McGowan (Total Recall, Suicide Squad), Rosemary Dunsmore (Orphan Black), Paul Kaye (After Life)

A socially awkward driver and a weary passenger they try to make it to their destination while being haunted by a supernatural threat.

Reviews
  • RogerEbert.com: The two leads, the great set-up, and the overall love for the genre embedded in every scene leads to an overall success.
  • Rue-morgue.com: Nader puts well-earned trust in his two leads, as Hayes and Topplin ably engage our sympathy and occasional suspicion as their characters’ situation keeps shifting. As they become more deeply ensnared in the Toll Man’s web, Nader unveils a series of revelations, some of which work and surprise us better than others. Cami and Spencer’s personal histories inevitably come into play, and what we learn about Cami has a low-hanging-fruit feeling when it comes to motivating backstory. While these past circumstances add a bit of depth to the duo, THE TOLL is at its best when it’s observing them in the moment, faced with uncertain and frightening circumstances and just trying to figure out a way to survive the night.

Yes, God, Yes

Comedy
Available on VOD: 3 juni 2021
Director: Karen Maine
Cast: Natalia Dyer (Stranger Things, Velvet Buzzsaw), Timothy Simons (Veep, Inherent Vice), Wolfgang Novogratz (Assassination Nation), Alisha Boe (13 Reasons Why)

High school is hard, Catholic school is harder. Set in the early 2000’s, Alice (Natalia Dyer), a strait-laced student devoted to God, discovers more than she bargained for when she dives too deep into a AOL chatroom for local hook ups.

Now struggling with newfound temptation, Alice looks for answers, but only finds carnal knowledge; whether it be the dreamy star quarterback’s hairy arms, the queen bee’s spicy love affair, or even the school priest’s own hidden indiscretion.

Through the roller coaster of emotions and sexual urges, Alice learns when it comes between the forbidden fruit and the word of God, human nature is undefeated.

Reviews
  • HollywoodReporter.com: A fun and entertaining ride that unfolds at just the right speed.
  • RogerEbert.com: A sweet sincere film.
  • Blu-ray.com: Dyer, who's excellent in the lead role, nailing beats of shock and curiosity with complete command.
  • Variety.com: the gentle shocks of recognition afforded by this engaging indie comedy likely will be all the more enjoyable.
  • Chicago.suntimes.com: For all its sharp barbs at Catholic school hypocrisy and its frank depictions of masturbation and teenage hook-ups, Yes, God, Yes somehow retains a breezy and upbeat and even sweet disposition, thanks to the light touch of writer-director Karen Maine and an absolutely winning performance by "Stranger Things" star Natalia Dyer.
  • Screen Rant: Yes, God, Yes is an achingly honest and entertaining-as-hell journey through one teen's burgeoning sexuality.
  • The Film Stage: The film avoids over the top tropes and shock value with refreshing sincerity. This is the kind of sex-positive coming of age comedy that smart, curious teens truly deserve.
  • Indiewire.com: Maine's witty script is filled with more than enough sequences primed to get laughs out of any audience (with Dyer turning in a charming performance that never goes too broad).
  • Flickeringmyth.com: Natalia Dyer is outstanding.

The Reckoning

Horror
Available on VOD: 10 juni 2021
Director: Neil Marshall
Cast: Charlotte Kirk (Vice, Ocean's Eight), Joe Anderson (Hercules, The Grey), Steven Waddington (The Imitation Game), Sean Pertwee (Gotham)

Set against the backdrop of the Great Plague and subsequent witch-hunts against women, Grace Haverstock must grapple with the tragic untimely death of her husband Joseph, in a society completely consumed by fear and death. Because she rejects her landlord Squire Pendleton’s advances, she is falsely accused of being a witch and thrown in jail for a crime she didn’t commit.

Grace must endure physical persecution at the hands of England’s most ruthless witch-hunter Judge Moorcroft and face her own inner demons as the Devil himself starts to work his way into her mind.

Reviews
  • Badfeelingmag.com: gorehounds will love some of the kills on display, and Marshall provides some effective jump scares.
  • Bloody-disgusting.com: Looks good and is shot well, particularly for audiences with an affinity for torture.
  • Britflicks.com: A proper rip, roaring yarn about witchfinder era Britain that is best when the fighting is in full flow or skulls are being squashed under cartwheels.
  • Cgmbacklot.com: Great performances across the board.
  • Entertainment-focus.com: A return to form for acclaimed film-maker Neil Marshall. It’s a solid pot-boiler that’s in no rush to reveal its hand early so you do have to be patient as the plot slowly unravels.
  • Fathersonholygore.com: The story's a fresh one that starts off running and never slows down until the credits roll. Easily one of the best witch hunt films there's been.
  • Filmpulse.net: A compelling one that accurately shows the horrific results of rumor and mass panic.
  • Filmschoolrejects.com: An attractive tale about ugly times and deeds.
  • Horrorcultfilms.co.uk: Looks and sounds great.
  • Ihorror.com: Solid performances and a thoughtfully constructed, historically relevant story that rings a bit too true at the present moment.
  • Moviemovesme.com: An entertaining and terrifying journey.
  • Skonmovies.com: A well-made film.
  • Johnnyalucard.com: An old-fashioned period melodrama (when was the last time you saw a film with a wicked squire), torture-fetish grand guignol (authentic and inauthentic witch-finding devices alike are used on innocents), and hallucinatory horror movie.
  • Tiltmagazine.net: It’s fun. There’s blood and fire, a ludicrous explosion, and all the mayhem you’d expect from a Neil Marshall flick.

Alone

Horror, Thriller
Available on VOD: 1 juli 2021
Director: Johnny Martin
Cast: Tyler Posey (The Last Summer, Teen Wolf), Donald Sutherland (The Hunger Games, Pride & Prejudice, The Italian Job), Summer Spiro

A terrible pandemic outbreak suddenly grips the entire world throwing it into chaos and medical experts across the globe advise all citizens to self-isolate in order to survive. Aidan (Tyler Posey) wakes up to find himself trapped in his apartment, totally cut off the outside world and unable to reach his loved ones with infected people everywhere in his building.

His dire circumstances shift when he spots his beautiful neighbor Eva (Summer Spiro) in the apartment across the way. Communicating through written messages, their romance blooms amidst the madness. With no electricity and supplies running low, Aidan decides to take his life into his own hands and try to save them both.

Trying to maneuver unnoticed through his apartment complex, he discovers his elderly neighbor Edward (Donald Sutherland) surprisingly still alive and thrilled to have some company as he generously shares his food with Aidan. But danger lurks everywhere, even in the hands of this welcoming and seemingly harmless grandpa.

Reviews
  • Blu-ray.com: An appealing balance of human concern and monster attacks, Sutherland's seasoned abilities add oxygen to the picture.
  • Bulletproofaction.com: Alone is a Relevant Movie in Today's COVID-19 World.
  • Butwhythopodcast.com: A Horrifying and Relatable Experience. Fans of survival horror and zombie horror will enjoy Alone and possibly relate to surviving and coping through a pandemic.
  • Fmovie123.com: It was exciting, the fear was unobtrusive, but steadfastly penetrated to the bone.
  • Irishfilmcritic.com: Gripping.
  • Edgemedianetwork.com: this is Posey’s movie all the way, and he is pretty terrific. The action sequences are intense and nimble, and while #Alive made the action more extreme, here it's more realistic while also being nail-biting.

Smiley Face Killers

Thriller
Available on VOD: 8 juli 2021
Director: Tim Hunter
Cast: Crispin Glover (American Gods, Alice In Wonderland), Ronen Rubinstein (Follow Me), Mia Serafino (Zeroville)

Based on horrific true events, Bret Easton Ellis (brilliant creator of AMERICAN PSYCHO) untwists this frightening tale in his unique style.

The story of handsome young soccer player Jake Graham (Ronan Rubinstein) who believes he is going insane, unable to shake the feeling of being stalked by something, by someone. His friends and everyone around him believe he’s just anxious and prone to paranoia but Jake is actually being followed by a small group of serial killers led by a deformed and terrifying “guru” (Crispin Glover). They abduct, torture and kill attractive male students and then float the corpses in water, leaving a smiley face as their signature. The perverse mind games advance and they force their newest prey into isolation as the Smiley Face Killers prepare for the ultimate sacrifice.

Reviews
  • Anygoodfilms.com: Smiley Face Killers is typically Bret Easton Ellis territory with his interest in LA lowlife, casual drugs use and extreme violence.
  • Bloodbrothersfilms.com: Ellis' words and plot make Smiley Face Killers definitely feel like a film based on his works.
  • Crypt-teaze.com: A collection of striking violence and shocking death scenes, with some nasty gore and effects to boot.
  • Culturecrypt.com: Puts the pedal to the floor for some hectic horror.
  • Horrorcultfilms.co.uk: Brutal images of animal violence.
  • Moviebabble.com: Genuinely has some gory thrills.
  • Screenrant.com: Well-put-together violence and gore scenes.
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