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The Unkindness of Ravens is an incredibly powerful and at times uncomfortable piece of filmmaking. Jamie Scott-Gordon's performance as traumatised Afghan war veteran Andrew is truly remarkable and will carry you through an emotional meat grinder as the former soldier fights back against the PTSD demons that manifest as the ravens. His flashbacks to the Afghan desert (shot at Scotland's Tentsmuir Beach, believe it or not) are both gruesome and disturbing, while the soldiers' scenes in the dimension of the Raven Warriors are really quite harrowing. Something between 17th Century plague doctor and Samurai, the Raven Warriors' costume design is every bit as iconic as that of the Owlman from director Lawrie Brewster's previous movie Lord of Tears. While Brewster and co-writer Sarah Daly's horror debut was clearly influenced by Hammer and British haunted house classics like Jack Clayton's The Innocents (1961), The Unkindness of Ravens owes more to Brit folk horror shockers like The Wicker Man (1973) and Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead (1981), with perhaps a hint of the iconography of the Forbidden Zone from Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970) and the violent emotional intensity of Sam Peckinpah's Straw Dogs (1971).
As with Lord of Tears Michael Brewster's cinematography of the Scottish Highlands is both atmospheric and achingly beautiful, while Sarah Daly's sound design and the musical score by Andy McDonald and Yousef Khalil reinforce the moody aura of Celtic mystery derived from Brewster and Daly's meticulously detailed background mythology..It's rare for a horror movie to highlight a social issue, but The Unkindness of Ravens bravely takes on and illustrates some of the issues faced by British servicemen traumatised by the horrors witnessed on active duty. Innovative, disturbing and very, very scary The Unkindness of Ravens is far from your usual horror movie and so much more powerful for that. Brewster and Daly are carving out a truly unique niche for themselves in the UK filmmaking community, one that promises to bear the most original and delicious fruit in the future.
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