Don't Open The Box

Don’t Open The Box (2019)

Warning: this review of Don’t Open The Box contains an interpretative spoiler – but it will take you fewer than four minutes to watch the film itself (below) before reading… Horror, like the fairytale, is often a transgressive genre, telling cautionary stories in which rules are ignored and taboos are broken at a cost to…

Titane

Titane (2021)

Little Alexia (Adèle Guige) is in the back seat of a moving car, making vroom vroom engine sounds as though she were one with the vehicle. To counter this noise, her father (Bertrand Bonello) keeps turning up the music on the radio – so Alexia, still wanting her father’s attention, starts rhythmically kicking the back…

Captive

Captive (2020)

Captive has its European première at FrightFest “I’m not mad,” Evan (William Kircher) reassures teen Lily (Tori Kostic) near the beginning of Captive, after she has apologised for spilling water on the floor of his isolated woodland home. The two have only just met. Lily is lost and confused, having run away from her drunken,…