My first double feature review from the 2021 edition of the Sitges Film Festival.
A double feature review of 2 retro horror-tinged fantasy/dramas centered around young female protagonists.
Two excellent Mexican films, horror The Old Ways (2020) and dark fantasy drama Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017).
The people who will love this endlessly creative, downright bizarre, and incredibly stylish horror/satire will really, really love it.
Monsterland is more a slice-of-life look at downtrodden people dealing with intense personal issues than it is a horror show.
A tense creature feature which benefits from Kiersey Clemons and a well-used, unique monster.
A tense psychological horror with strong performances and memorably disturbing imagery.
A thoughtful, disturbing, and often funny vampire film that stills feels fresh.
Riley Keough gives an impressive full-on breakdown of a performance in this tense and moody psychological horror.