First screened in September 2014 / Most recently screened in April 2015
Director: David Robert Mitchell. Cast: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto, Jake Weary, Lili Sepe, Bailey Spry, Olivia Luccardi, Ruby Harris, Debbie Williams. Screenplay: David Robert Mitchell. Twitter Capsule:
Seat-gripping horror that swiftly sets out tricky conceit; sustains it well, with welcome humor and mystery. Ace score.
Second Capsule:Only Lovers Marked for Death. Style, morality, and characterization only deepen on second pass. Still tons of fun.
Twice in two days is possibly excessive but the ingenuity of shooting and cutting rewards even that level of scrutiny.
Moving into horror from totally different starting-points is hard. Blending frights and jokes is hard. Making a scary movie that's beautiful, inventive, genre-savvy, and socially resonant is hard.