October has come around again and excitement is in the air as its BFI London Film Festival 2016 time once again and after missing last year I’m doubly excited for this year’s set of movies.
Here is the round up of movies I got tickets for – the selection is pretty dark compared to past years!!!!
A Dark Song
This directorial debut from Liam Gavin follows the story of Sophia a grief stricken parent who lost her son and using the power of occult rituals attempts to contact him. The film allegedly uses some real rituals utlilised by many occultists. The film will be interesting and strange to say the least
A psychological horror from director Kiyoshi Kurosawa. He directed Cure, which is one of my top horror movies, and this movie marks his return to the horror genre after a 10 year hiatus. I’m really looking forward to this
I’ve never seen Mystery Road, but this movie is a follow up to it. It follows the protagonist Jay Swan as he comes to the frontier town of Goldstone to investigate the mystery of a missing girl. This slow burn Australian outback thriller looks like it will be something special
Two of my favorite brutal Korean cinematic delights are Stalker and The Yellow Sea. The Wailing is director Hong-jin Na’s third movie and his first foray into the horror movie genre. This is going to be deep on so many levels
I first heat about this movie when I saw the proof of concept trailer on Facebook a few years ago and have been looking forward to see it ever since. It looks like a return to old school horror movies of the 70s and 80s. I still don’t know what it’s about exactly but it’ll be a good surprise
A detective thriller that delves into the occult – The Ghoul follows a detective going undercover as a patient to investigate a psychotherapist he believes is linked to a set of murders. Set on the streets of London I’m loving this new brand of low budget British cinema – this will be great
That’s all the selection for this year. I’ll get the reviews up after I’ve seen each film. Its also the London Korean Film Festival coming up soon too so expect a host of movie reviews in the coming weeks