Booger

Booger (2023)

Booger seen at the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival 2023 Writer/director Mary Dauterman’s feature debut Booger opens with phone footage shot by Izzy Walker (Sofie Dobrushin) of a stray black cat making itself at home on the bed of her disgusted flatmate Anna (Grace Glowicki), who is not at all happy about this turn of events…

Snowdevil

Snowdevil (2021)

“I called because I wanted to tell you that I’m going to kill them. Every last one of them.” Chilean director Patricio Valladares’ short film Snowdevil presents itself as a dialogue – or several, in fact. We hear a phone conversation between caller Alan Massy and the increasingly alarmed emergency services operator (voiced by Jeannine…

Vigilante

A Vigilante (2018)

A Vigilante first published by Sight & Sound, June 2018 Review: “We get scared, start to feel like there’s no escape,” says Miss Beverley (Tonye Patano), a counsellor at a support group for abused women. “You’re confused, and don’t know what’s real and what’s not real.” Beverley is describing the state of disorientation in gaslit,…

Ruin

Ruin Me (2017)

Ruin Me first published by SciFiNow Six horror fans head into the wilds for Slasher Sleepout, a camping event of orienteering, puzzle-solving and woodland terror billed as “the ultimate horror movie experience.” Well, really that is five horror fans and Alex (Marcienne Dwyer), gamely coming along with her boyfriend of 13 months Nathan (Matt Dellapina) after…

Never

You Were Never Really Here (2017)

You Were Never Really Here first published by RealCrime Magazine If You Were Never Really Here represents a complex living portrait of its protagonist Joe (Joaquin Phoenix), then right from the opening scene, in which we glimpse him attempting to suffocate himself with a plastic bag, our hero is at least partly keen for his own…

Brigsby

Brigsby Bear (2017)

Brigsby Bear first published by Sight & Sound, February 2018 Review: Meet Brigsby: an ursine inter-dimensional adventurer whose endless cosmic clashes with the villainous Sun Snatcher – and accompanying lessons in maths, hygiene and ethics – are the subject of the TV show that bears his name, and that James (writer Kyle Mooney) has been watching…

Endless

The Endless (2017)

The Endless first published by Little White Lies when it had its world première at Tribeca Film Festival, 21 April 2017 “I don’t know why we haven’t been able to make a living, or make friends – meet girls.” During a regular ‘deprogramming’ session with a counsellor, Justin is wondering how, ten years after he managed…