TIFF 2021: You Are Not My Mother

Image courtesy of TIFF You Are Not My Mother is a fantastic creepy yarn for Halloween frights. It’s days before Halloween and the Irish celebration Samhain in a Dublin neighbourhood. As the community prepares for the holiday, Charlotte or Char’s (Hazel Doupe) house is quiet. Char’s mom Angela (Carolyn Bracken), is lethargic and listless, sleeping... Continue Reading →

Dachra

For a debut feature, Abdelhamid Bouchnak presents Dachra, a stylish addition to the folk horror cannon.   Yasmine (Yasmine Dimassi), Belil (Belil Slatinia) and Walid (Aziz Jbali) are journalism students with a project due. Their professor wants a fresh and exclusive story, nothing run of the mill, and they have 15 days to complete it.... Continue Reading →

The Haunting Legacy of Sator

Jordan Graham took the history of mental illness in his family and created an unsettling journey in his latest film Sator. Siblings Adam, Peter and Debra (Gabriel Nicholson, Michael Daniel, and Aurora Lowe) are part of a haunting family legacy. Their grandmother Nani (June Peterson), has lived for many years with an entity called Sator,... Continue Reading →

The Old Ways

When a Mexican-American reporter goes back to her hometown to investigate local tribes, she gets more than she bargained for with a battle between good and evil in Christopher Alender's first feature film, The Old Ways. Cristina (Brigitte Kali Canales) is a modern woman, a reporter, and someone with a strange history. As a child... Continue Reading →

TIFF 2020: The Third Day

Folk horror is alive and well. Before Ari Aster's Midsommar in 2019, we also had the buddy trip turned pagan nightmare The Ritual in 2017, The Witch in 2015, and classics like Witch Finder General in 1968, and of course, the 1973 The Wicker Man, among others. Now you can add another sinister village to that... Continue Reading →

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