Dead Ones

The Dead Ones (2019)

The Dead Ones first published by Rue Morgue The Dead Ones opens with a film-within-a-film – a video uploaded to youtube entitled ‘Locker Room Dungeon Boy’ which depicts vicious bullies forcing the underwear-wrapped head of a male schoolmate down a toilet as they repeatedly call him ‘faggot’. The video has 11,240 views – a very…

Walls

Beyond the Walls (2016)

The subtly animated layerings of wallpaper that appear in the opening credits sequence of Beyond the Walls (Au delà des murs) serve as an apt visual key to what will follow. For Hervé Hadmar’s three-part television series will take place almost entirely within a haunted house whose layered histories have a tendency to show through…

AfterDeath

AfterDeath (2015)

AfterDeath first published by Little White Lies Like After Life (1998) or Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006), Gez Medinger and Robin Schmidt’s directorial debut AfterDeath makes no bones about the fact that it is set is a limbo between life and whatever comes next, as five of the recently departed find themselves washed ashore on a heath…

Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)

First published by musicOMH If you want to evoke hell in cinema, all you need is smouldering fires and horrific torments; and for heaven, just paint everything pearly white. When it comes to limbo, however, the iconography is far less defined. Neither here nor there, limbo tends to be both familiar and uncanny at the…