Brick

Brick (2005)

Brick first published by EyeforFilm, 11 May 2006 Film noir has cast its shadow over genres as wide-ranging as science fiction (Blade Runner), horror (Angel Heart), the war film (The Army In The Shadows) and even the documentary (The Thin Blue Line), while the classrooms, corridors and cafeterias of the high school flick have proved…

Pale

The Pale Door (2020)

Sometimes, to understand the great American horror story, you need to go back to the source. Aaron B. Koontz’s The Pale Door begins with a quote from Edgar Allen Poe (which supplies the origin of the film’s title), and with that most familiar of the genre’s formative primal scenes: a little boy in bed, frightened…

Deadgirl

Deadgirl (2008)

Deadgirl first reviewed for EyeforFilm (here slightly altered) A deserted classroon. A desolate library. A silent gymnasium. A cafeteria where the only sign of life is an overturned milk carton slowly dripping its contents onto the floor. Marcel Sarmiento and Gadi Harel’s Deadgirl may be character-driven, but it opens with a montage of abandoned spaces in a…