Reunion

Reunion (2020)

The setting of an old dark house may help, but true gothic uncanniness comes from overdetermination – where multiple interpretations vie to frame a narrative, catching the reader, or viewer, in irresolvable contradictions. “What just happened?” is both the requisite response to the uncanny, and a question to which there ought to be no single…

Surveillance

Surveillance (2008)

Surveillance first published by Little White Lies At the core of Surveillance is Stephanie (Ryan Simpkins), an eight-year-old girl who has witnessed “some things children shouldn’t see”, and who has been ignored ever since by every adult she has tried to tell. She might even, at a stretch, be regarded as a figure for the…