Perished

The Perished (2019)

The Perished begins at departures, with Sarah (Courtney McKeon) at Shannon Airport in Ireland’s County Clare, taking a flight to the mainland. A statistic appears on the screen about the many thousands of women since 1980 who have gone on a similar journey to get an abortion abroad, and the stigma that they would experience…

Child

Who Can Kill A Child? (1976)

Who Can Kill A Child? first published by Little White Lies Narciso Ibáñez Serrador’s Who Can Kill A Child? (or ¿Quién Puede Matar a un Niño?) opens with a grim reminder of the human capacity for internecine atrocity. As monochrome newsreels parade the horrifying toll of the Nazi Holocaust, the Partition of India, as well as…

Christmas

Red Christmas (2016)

“Abortion is part of a huge issue, on both sides.” These are the first words heard in Red Christmas, followed by other, angrier voices on the topic, amid images of enraged pro-lifers demonstrating outside a clinic – and indeed this theme, as explosive as the bomb that tears through the building moments later, will haunt…

Hellions

Hellions (2015)

Hellions first published by TheHorrorShow “I understand you may be feeling a wide range of emotions right now – and that’s very normal.” We may be wondering, though, just how normal it is that 17-year-old goth Dora Vogel (Chloe Rose), still in shock after hearing from her doctor (Rossif Sutherland) that she is four weeks pregnant,…

4 Months

4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days (2007)

4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days published in Film International Issue #32, March/April 2008 Romania’s Communist era may have come to an abrupt end in the popular uprising of 1989 that saw Ceaucescu deposed and executed, but it is only recently that Romanian cinema has undergone its own revolution, transforming from a cottage industry…