Motherly

Motherly (2020)

Motherly first published by VODzilla.co In the opening sequence of Motherly, we see various exteriors of a desolate modern farmhouse and barn, and then young girl Beth McKinley (Tessa Kozma) inside sitting alone on the sofa in a blindfold, while adult Kate (Lora Burke, For The Sake Of Vicious) stands over her with a kitchen…

Honeydew

Honeydew (2020)

Honeydew first published by VODzilla.co Honeydew opens with a wheat field. “Honour God with your bodies,” a red-haired girl then says indoors, as she reads into a tape recorder from Corinthians 6 about the coming end days, and simultaneously devours a breakfast of meat, eggs and sauce before her. In the background, a loaf of…

Wicked

The Dark and the Wicked (2020)

On a desolate goat farm out in rural Thurber, Texas, the Straker family’s elderly patriarch David (Michael Zagst) lies in bed, ill and dying. Yet it is not just death that stalks this property in Bryan Bertino’s The Dark and the Wicked. For something is spooking the goats in their barn at night, and between…

Light

Dark Light (2019)

Dark Light first published by SciFiNow The oxymoronic title of Dark Light involves a paradox. Like a Buddhist koan, it announces the film as a contradictory challenge that the viewer, sitting in the dark cinema looking at the flickering light projected onto the screen, must try to resolve, even if resolution is ultimately impossible. This…

Window

The Witch In The Window (2018)

The Witch In The Window first published by SciFiNow “We’re the house doctors, you and me,” says Simon (Alex Draper) in The Witch in the Window. “Get in there where the bad parts are and make ’em good. Turn this into some place someone would want to live.” Simon is explaining to his 12-year-old son Finn…