In 1915, T.S. (Tom) Eliot and Vivienne Haigh-Wood elope, but her longstanding gynecological and emotional problems disrupt their planned honeymoon. Her father is angry because Tom's poetry ... See full summary »
I had a chance to see this film at the Perth International Film Festival this year and was very impressed. For a first independent feature i was amazed at just how good it was. Good acting, cool looking creatures and make-up fx and lashings of style. Very moody, creepy and in some parts, all together bizarre. David Lynch meets THE EVIL DEAD was one good description i read of this film. Shot on video and "film looked" in post the print i saw was beautiful and reminded me of the old days of 70's horror where unlike so many of todays films was not over lit and clinical looking. For me the film also had a dream-like quality (thanx to some inspired editing) akin to some of Lynch's earlier outings. The music and sound effects also impressed me greatly and complimented the visuals perfectly. Not overly gory, nonetheless the killings on screen had the impact one would expect, helped greatly by some of the best performances i've seen in a grass-roots independent for a long time. All in all a highly original and entertaining take on a well worn genre.
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