Infested

Infested (Vermines) (2023)

Infested (Vermines) released on Shudder, 26 April, 2024 Sébastien Vanicek’s Infested (Vermines) opens with the image of a snake slithering over a rock, and a vehicle passing in the background. This is somewhere in North Africa, where bearded men wearing keffiyeh drive a pickup truck through the desert along what is less a road than…

Peninsula

Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula (Bando) (2020)

Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula (Bando) first published by VODzilla.co A virus has leaked out of a bio-factory in South Korea, spreading so rapidly (via the rabid bites of the infected) that the government effectively loses control of the state in a single day. We already know this, because in 2016 director Yeon Sang-ho (here…

Isolation

Isolation (2021)

Isolation has its world première at FrightFest 2021 Conceived by Nathan Crooker, Isolation is a nine-part anthology film whose episodes were made in different parts of the world – mostly in or around American cities, but also taking excursions further (e.g. London in Alix Austin and Keir Stewart’s It’s Inside) – during a global pandemic…

Dead Dad

Dead Dad (2020)

Buried out in the back garden, a dead dad (Dick Bailey) is summoned back into the house by sleeping, dreaming Mum (Liz Bailey). His naked, immobile corpse is reintegrated into the family, until finally his son Tom (Bailey Tom Bailey) decides to bring things to a head. The latest short film from writer/director/editor Bailey Tom…

become

What We Become (2015)

Longer version of piece published by Sight & Sound as part of coverage of the Cult programme at the London Film Festival 2015 Sorgenfri, the municipality of Greater Copenhagen which is both the setting and the original Danish title of writer/director Bo Mikkelsen’s feature debut What We Become, translates literally as ‘Carefree.’ It is an etymology…