Kandisha

Kandisha (2020)

‘Blackie’ Bintou (Suzy Bembou), ‘Arab’ Morjana (Samarcande Saadi) and ‘whitie’ Amélie (Mathilde Lamusse) are high school best friends enjoying summer vacation together in their Parisian banlieue. When they are not partying with their tight group of friends, they collaborate on elaborate graffiti art, making their collective, colourful mark on an otherwise drab, neglected community. Despite…

Bustillo

Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury talk Leatherface

“Doomed with an iconic boogeyman”: Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury on going back to Leatherface’s American pastoral roots, first published by SciFiNow Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury have been making films together since their breakout feature, the claustrophobic pregnancy panicfest Inside (2007). This was followed by home invasion fairytale Livid (2011), small-town kids-vs.-killers thriller Among the…

Leatherface

Leatherface (2017)

Leatherface first published by SciFiNow Perfection is a hard act to follow – which is why the three sequels to Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), not to mention Marcus Nispel’s 2003 reimagining and its two sequels, all came with diminishing returns. Leatherface is different. It is not just that it is a prequel…

Inside (À l'intérieur) (2007)

First published by Little White Lies “I was in labour for 12 hours with my first. Shit, I didn’t half fucking suffer! And all for nothing. Stillborn.” This anecdote, tactlessly related to a heavily pregnant Sarah (Alysson Paradis) by a (smoking) nurse on Christmas Eve, the day before Sarah is due to be induced, encapsulates…