“We say revenge is like a river, whose bottom is reached only when we drown.” So begins this dark tale of violence steeped in politics and folk horror. A low-budget but gorgeous mixture of His House (2020) and From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), Saloum opens during a coup in Guinea-Bissau as we watch three menacing figures
Looking to make some extra cash, Dom is pressured into smuggling drugs over the border. With his friend and aspiring gay porn star Benjamin along for the journey, the night goes awry from the get-go when they are told (forced by gunpoint) to swallow the contraband. Even worse, the duo soon learns that the injected
Two high profile couples are forced to examine the cost of success when they’re invited to an exclusive self-help retreat at the elusive Stauphen House where their ancestors sold their souls generations prior. The Summoned begins very much like Get Out (2017), with a young couple–a white woman and a black man–driving through a forest, with ominous
Disgraced YouTube stars are a dime a dozen, as it is pretty damn easy to become a ‘persona-non-grata’ in this day and age. The disposable nature of online fame has created a whole sub-genre of people that are easy to despise–their attempts at redemption likely to serve to keep them in the spotlight of mockery.