NEW FOREIGN HORRORS PART 1

image image1 AMONG THE LIVING (Aux Yeux des Vivant)
OFFICIAL PLOT (imdb)

Three kids who decide to skip school in order to explore an abandoned amusement park catch site of a woman being dragged through a field by a masked man.

MY THOUGHTS

I had almost lost my faith in the horror genre until I stumbled on French filmmakers Alexandre Bustillo & ulien Maury. I wasn’t impressed with the direction modern day horror was taking. It was hard to find something with an 18cert, hard to find any film that would push the boundaries of cinema , disturb you, and give you sleepless nights. These guys and a handful of other filmmakers seemed to be our last hope.

In 2007 a film was released called “inside” (À l’intérieur). The film was one the most disturbing films in recent years, full of blood, mayhem, tension & violence. It had a storyline that sounded horrible (especially if you’re female) when I seen the movie, I was left with my mouth hanging open, gagging for more. I knew right there and then that whoever made this movie needed to be watched, & watched very closely, whoever made this film actually made a horror film for the horror fans.

The second movie they released (livide) took a completely different direction. Livide had an old-school vibe to it. This time focusing on more of a dark & disturbing fantasy film than a horror film but still managed to get under your skin.

“Among the living” will mark their third feature. I have watched as much as I can without trying to spoil anything. It has been described as a horror movie with a “stand by me” feel to it.

The trailer is fantastic and I am very intrigued to see what they’ve done with the movie. Knowing that they’ve released some of the most disturbing  and best horror in recent years, I can’t wait to see a extreme horror based on this story that they’ve got.

2: CANNIBAL (a love story)
OFFICIAL PLOT (imdb)
Carlos is the most prestigious tailor in Granada, but he’s also a murderer in the shadows. He feels no remorse, no guilt, until Nina appears in his life and love awakens.

MY THOUGHTS
I have just watched the trailer for this and that is all. I have read some positive reviews about it but also some negative ones. I didn’t have any subs on the trailer I watched so I don’t even know what they were saying but it still managed to grab my attention.

It’s seems like a very slow driven character orientated film. I wouldn’t think that there is that much violence in the movie but I’m pretty sure that when there is some, then it’s gonna shock us to the core.

Seems brilliantly acted, beautifully shot and I’m looking forward to its release on blu-ray or limited theatrical….if we ever get it here.

3: ASMODEXIA
OFFICIAL PLOT (imdb)
Five days in the lives of an exorcist (Eloy Palma) and his granddaughter (Alba), working in the Barcelona area.

MY THOUGHTS
I have been waiting for a long time for something to come out of Spain that follows in the footsteps of “[rec]”. I was immediately hooked when i watched the trailer. When I posted the trailer on my Facebook page a while back, some people liked it, and some people just thought it looked ok.

I thought it looked dark and and vicious and if the trailer is anything to go by then we should have one hell of a horror film.

I know the storyline doesn’t sound that original and some people mightn’t even watch it because they’ve seen too much of that sort of thing but I thinks it looks fantastic and I want to see more!!!

I’m a fan of the horror genre as a whole. I don’t mind found footage horror or any other horror for that matter, just as long as it’s done right. Horror should disturb and shock you. And this looks like it will do the job.

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