This was a very fun con, I gotta say my Brooklyn cosplay sucked. It was uncomfortable and I just was not confident in it. BUT-that hardly matters! I saw an amazing cosplay of Venom (my Marvel boyfriend! LOL) I got to see Rocket, my favorite super hero- and I met my Star Wars hero, Admiral Ackbar (Tim Rose) We talked for about 7 min (on account that he couldn’t get his pen to work and I got extra time to chat! LOL) He was truly kind and we talked a lot about the costume itself and how awful I felt that Ackbar died so suddenly in “The Last Jedi” So it was an awesome con! 🙂
This movie came about by mixing two of my favorite horror set pieces. Revenge and abduction. I wanted to make something more simple after “Good Boy” which took a few months to make-so I went for a more character-centered film with minimal sets and less gore (don’t worry, there is tons of blood to be had here though!) Filming in new locations is a huge plus for me, I love exploring new possibilities.
This movie wouldn’t have come to life without Cab (she has helped me film numerous movies and this is her first time on camera and acting)
Had a great time at this con. Met some awesome people and saw some old friends too. 🙂
A gut wrenching experience full of bleakness, sadness and vengeance-and most of all realism. Not a typical tale of revenge-but an effective one. Incredible acting, writing and direction. This is not a revenge thriller-but a revenge drama. Really, drama is first. This is a character movie, we’re watching characters make decisions and seeing how they play out.
Aisling Franciosi is perfect in this movie as the main character. I bought every single line she delivered, my heart broke for Clare numerous times. I also loved Baykali Ganambarr as Billy. To call this simply ‘a tale of revenge’ is accurate-yes it is as brutal as everyone says. I wanted to look away a few times. It’s not horror movie blood and gore stuff, it’s real and raw. Like you’re watching real people get hurt. That’s what made this tough. It wasn’t hollywood-ish. Unlike most revenge movies, it did not glamorize the vengeance aspect, which was a breath of fresh air. This is as close to real life revenge as I ever want to see-because it’s messy and sad and horrific-but as I said, realistic.
So yes, if you can’t handle depressing and very, very dark scenes-don’t watch this. The images will stick with me for a long time and I consider myself quite adapt to violent films. However, I think my favorite aspect of this movie was the development of Clare and Billy. Being that this takes place in Colonial times, black people were treated as objects (an aspect this movie doesn’t shy away from at all. Yes, we have a real and raw tale of revenge and also the sad fact of slavery and racism thrown in our faces)
The way these two get to know each other and trust each other was enthralling. The way Billy helps Clare through these desperate times was also quite well done. Really the friendship between these two is the light in the darkness. We have scenes of horror, and also scenes of genuine kindness. As the director says, “this film is about a need for love, compassion and kindness in dark times.” I can totally see it. A movie that shows incredible bleakness also shows the need for more love and compassion in society-and that is perfect. What other revenge film does that? None that I know of.
I promise not to spoil anything, I see no reason to call this a perfect movie. There is nothing I would change. I will not forget my first time seeing this masterpiece-and I will re-watch it for sure.
This is my favorite film of 2019 so far.
Trailer for my upcoming horror movie, MICHELLE. A minimalist horror movie. Only two characters. 🙂
Tragic and horrifying. Being a fly on the wall to a lonely and messed up person is not an easy watch, a slice of life movie turned into a nightmare. Seeing so much isolation and pain is heartbreaking and the violent acts gut wrenchingly real. No flashy explosions or extreme blood-it chooses to show the affect of violence rather then focusing on the brutality.
I don’t really think it’s that violent or controversial-but I appreciate the style. A movie that truly shows who the Joker is-but also stands alone as a great psychological drama. Showing how people with mental illnesses are often judged and thrown away by society due to funding being cut for social services-which to me was the saddest aspect because it’s just so damn real. People who are harmless (NOT like Joker BTW) but people who need true help are again, thrown away and put into horrible places because the people in charge don’t care enough to help them or give money to psychologists or whatever the case maybe.
My only issues were having Bruce Wayne in the movie to much-I felt he was unnecessary. I honestly would have just left him right at the end of the movie and not the other scene. The stuff with his dad was great-but Arthur seeing Bruce as a kid at the mansion didn’t add much to the plot in my opinion. I would have had no mention of him, then at the end have the big reveal of ‘oh crap, that’s Bruce Wayne as a kid with his parents dead!” But really had I been the screenwriter, I wouldn’t have had Bruce in the the movie at all. I would have preferred a more stand alone experience. Had I been the screenwriter I wouldn’t have mentioned Bruce Wayne-I’d only mention his father like they did. Showing the death of Bruce’s parents was just kinda…meh. I wasn’t interested in that aspect at all.
Again though, this is a very good movie, I totally will want to own this. It’s not perfect, but it’s a really, really well done character study.