Mind Leech

Mind Leech (2023)

“I feel trapped,” Craig Hoser (co-director Paul Krysinski) tells his ice-fishing buddy ‘Juicy’ Josh Henderson (Daniel James McGee) in Mind Leech. “Day in day out, I’m just driving my shitty little truck to my shitty little job, and after work I drive on to my shitty little house and live out the rest of my…

Prophecy

Prophecy (1979)

Prophecy first published by Little White Lies, as the 133th entry in my Cinema Psychotronicum column Prophecy opens with three sequences that together establish its themes. In the first, a search-and-rescue team in the Maine woods, out at night looking for missing lumberjacks, themselves come under violent attack from someone – or something – in the dark. A tableau of…

Whales

The Islands and the Whales (2016)

The Islands and the Whales first published by Sight & Sound, April 2018 Review: There is, in The Island and the Whales, a lot of talk of Huldufólk – a race of ancient elven creatures, autochthonous to the Faroe Islands, who lived at one with nature, but who have, along with their fellow “mermaids, sea monsters,…