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Tuesday, 23 August 2011

CALVAIRE [THE ORDEAL] - 2004

A smug 'c-lister' singer's van breaks down in the middle of nowhere and things just get worse from there.

This extremely creepy Belgian film tells the story of a weird village where everyone's a warped, insane pervert and takes it for a slow and ominous spin unlike the usual American take on this type of film.

The pacing is deliciously slow for maximum dread effect and the setting is cold and distant. You're left with several questions after the film is done but that's okay because it just allows the film to linger and haunt you.

4 Fecking CREEPY dance parties out of 5

2 comments:

Dr Faustus said...

You had completely won me over by "...the setting is cold and distant." I'll check that out.

budarc said...

I'll check it out too...if only because cuckoo is so damn stingy with his 4 star ratings. :P