This seems to have garnered somewhat polarising reviews, playing better with critics than it has with audiences. It is relatively slow to get going, and initially feels more as a social commentary than horror. Once the eeriness gets going however there are some genuinely unsettling moments and imagery in this. The Senegalese ghost/Anansi stories are portrayed well and this builds to a genuinely upsetting finale. A couple of great performances from Anna Diop and Michelle Monaghan too. 7/10
The Troop by Nick Cutter. Enjoyed it, kind of Lord of the Flies meets the Toxic Avenger.
Fantasticland by Mike Bockoven. Another good recommendation. Workers at a large amusement park get trapped in during a massive Hurricane and have to fend for themselves to mostly disastrous consequences. Sides/cliques are taken. Told from the perspective of accounts from different individuals being interviewed as a pseudo documentary.
Funny seeing Universal just copying wholesale the marketing for Smile at baseball games with M3gan at an NFL game this weekend. Maybe there’s time for the BFI to do the same with Enys Men at Premier League/FA Cup games this week?!