In The Earth

In The Earth (2021)

In The Earth first published by VODzilla.co In The Earth begins with an image of the object at its centre: a menhir with a circular opening in its middle through which the arboreal foliage beyond is framed. It is like the monolith from the beginning of 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) – a mysterious, numinous…

Thoracic

The Fifth Thoracic Vertebra (2021) + Cashbag

The Fifth Thoracic Vertebra, transcript of introduction to a screening for the London Korean Film Festival 2022 ‘Thoracic’ is one of those highly technical, slightly pedantic words, like ‘synecdoche’ or ‘symbiopsychotoxiplasm’, whose specialised obscurity ensures that its appearance in a title makes an immediate impression of a certain eccentricity. When you settle down to watch…

Gaia

Gaia (2021)

Gaia had its UK première at FrightFest 2021 Sometimes you wait for one movie involving fungal fear and freakery to come along, and several arrive at once. The latest cycle probably started with Naughty Dog’s 2013 video game The Last Of Us, Corin Hardy’s The Hallow (2015), Colm McCarthy’s The Girl With All The Gifts…