четвртак, 5. април 2018.



            Mislio sam da više ne radim ovakve liste – što sam stariji to se razočaranja samo gomilaju, muka mi je više od izneverenih očekivanja od svega, svačega i svakoga, pa tako i od horor filmova. Prestao sam još pre nekoliko godina pomno da pratim horor sajtove i njihove najave i vesti i trejlere; svratim možda jednom u 10-ak dana kad/ako mi nešto ćune, uglavnom da pogledam RIVJUE stvari koje su već gotove, a ne da čitam najave i obećanja i iščekivanja nečega što će tek (možda) da se pravi. Uostalom, od horora skoro ništa spektakularno više i ne očekujem, a naročito od američkog koji „snom mrtvijem spava“. Kao što ćete dole videti, većina mojih najočekivanijih stvari nastala je daleko od Holivuda...
            Ipak, postao sam žrtva lošeg društva: nateraše me NEKI ovde u komentarima i pomogoše da se prelomim, pa da ipak i ove godine sačinim listu horora koji bi mogli vredeti pažnje. Pa, dobro – evo šta me iz predstojeće ponude najviše zanima, po redosledu visine mojih očekivanja i nestrpljivosti da pogledam.

Lars von Trier

with: Matt Dillon, Riley Keough, Uma Thurman,  Bruno Ganz
THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT takes place in 1970s USA. We follow the highly intelligent Jack through 5 incidents and are introduced to the murders that define Jack’s development as a serial killer. We experience the story from Jack’s point of view. He views each murder as an artwork in itself, even though his dysfunction gives him problems in the outside world. Despite the fact that the final and inevitable police intervention is drawing ever near (which both provokes and puts pressure on Jack) he is – contrary to all logic – set on taking greater and greater chances.
Along the way we experience Jack’s descriptions of his personal condition, problems and thoughts through a recurring conversation with the unknown Verge – a grotesque mixture of sophistry mixed with an almost childlike self-pity and in-depth explanations of, for Jack, dangerous and difficult manoeuvres.
Neće ovo biti standardan horor; od reditelja ANTIHRISTA svakako ne treba očekivati horor u smislu na koji smo navikli; ali sigurno će biti ludo, provokativno, mračno, brutalno i veoma krvavo-gnjusno (ovo poslednje može se naslutiti po broju ljudi zaduženih za efekte maske) – nešto kao fon Trirova verzija THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER, u smislu: dokazani Euro autor radi (anti)Amerikanu u arty-horror vizuri (nešto nalik tome je, iz azijske vizure, Čanvukov STOKER).


Rainer Sarnet

An award-winner for Best Cinematography at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival, and Estonia’s official entry to the 90th Academy Awards, NOVEMBER is a unique supernatural chiller.
In this tale of love and survival in 19th-century Estonia, peasant girl Liina [Rea Lest] longs for village boy Hans [Jörgen Liik], but Hans is inexplicably infatuated by the visiting German baroness that possesses all that he longs for. For Liina, winning Hans’ requited love proves incredibly complicated in this dark, harsh landscape where spirits, werewolves, plagues and the devil himself converge, where thievery is rampant and where souls are highly regarded, but come quite cheap. With alluring black-and-white cinematography, Rainer Sarnet vividly captures these motley lives as they toil to exist—is existence worth anything if it lacks a soul?
Estonska crnobela arty paganština, pola bajka, pola horor, 100% raj za oko i crnu dušu...

Hagazussa - A heathen's curse
Lukas Feigelfeld

With his minimalist but gorgeous graduation film (!), Lukas Feigelfeld puts himself firmly on the map.
A remote mountain area in 15th-century Austria. After her mother who was accused of witchcraft dies, Albrun is left an orphan. Decades later the same fate as her mother’s awaits her, especially when she turns out to be the mother of a fatherless child as well. But just when history threatens to repeat itself, Albrun hits back.

The old-German word Hagazussa roughly translates as witch. But don’t expect a German version of The Witch. The plot isn’t the most important thing here anyway. Feigelfeld mainly seems focused on submerging his audience in a collective trance; with long drawn-out scenes, languid camera movements and zooms, and magical images of nature that are pretty enough to hang on your wall. D.o.p. Mariel Baqueiro and editor Jörg Volkmar should definitely be considered co-authors of the film. 
Priroda, šume, atmosfera, veštice... šta tu može biti loše?

Ari Aster

with: Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Ann Dowd, Milly Shapiro and Alex Wolff
After winning raves at the Sundance Film Festival, first-time writer/director Ari Aster’s fright film HEREDITARY will be released in theaters across the U.S. June 8.
When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited.
Svakakve bajke se pričaju o ovome – te najstrašniji ikada, te ludilo, te škovi, te „a Greek tragedy by way of Aleister Crowley“... a trejler zaista deluje kao da tu može biti nečega... Ima li života u američkom hororu? Sumnjam, ali želim da verujem.
U srpskoj distribuciji
Na repertoaru: četvrtak 7. 6. 2018.

Luca Guadagnino

with: Chloë Grace Moretz, Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, Jessica Harper, Renée Soutendijk
A young American ballerina comes to train at a prestigious German dance academy and uncovers the school's dark and menacing secrets.
Neka priča ko šta hoće, Luka je napravio najbolji film prošle godine, dokazao se i kao ozbiljan reditelj i kao stilista, i strašno me zanima šta je on uradio sa ovom premisom. Pa još ako je istina da film traje preko 2,5 sata! Paradoksalno, hetero-Arđento napravio je najkičastije šareni kemp horor film u istoriji; gej-Luka najavljuje sterilnu, hladnu i mračnu reimaginaciju! Čovek koji umalo nije dobio Oskara za režiju pravi svoju verziju italo-horror klasika – pa to ne može biti konvencionalno i meh! Možda bude slavna propast, ali meh neće biti.

Pascal Laugier

with: Crystal Reed, Anastasia Phillips, Emilia Jones, Mylène Farmer
A horror writer is confronted with the past in a terrifying psychological horror, film by the maker of Martyrs.
After the death of her aunt, Pauline inherits her country home. On her first night there with her daughters Beth and Vera, she is attacked and has to go to great lengths to protect her children. Sixteen years later, Beth is a successful horror writer. When she goes to visit Vera, the past comes rushing back.
This new film eruptions of bloody violence are balanced out by paying close attention to Beth and Vera’s personalities.
Kažu da ima nešto lavkraftovsko u ovom plotu. Ložije ima dovoljno mračnu dušu (plus talenat) da zasluži taj otrcani epitet i učini ga svojim.
U srpskoj distribuciji:
Početak prikazivanja filma: 19.04.2018.

In Fabric
Peter Strickland

with: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Steve Oram
A haunting ghost story set against the backdrop of a busy winter sales period in a department store and follows the life of a cursed dress as it passes from person to person, with devastating consequences.
Malo se zna o ovom filmu, ali ja znam dovoljno: pravio ga je najbolji aktivni mlađi (moje godište!) horor reditelj današnjice, autor predivnih čarolija BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO (2012) & THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY (2014) = meni dovoljno!

The Lodge
Severin Fiala & Veronika Franz

with: Richard Armitage, Katelyn Wells, Riley Keough
A soon-to-be-stepmom is snowed in with her fiance's two children at a remote holiday village. Just as relations finally begin to thaw between the trio, strange and frightening events threaten to summon psychological demons from her strict religious childhood.
Od tvoraca GOODNIGHT, MOMMY (Ich seh, Ich seh, 2014) – opet izolacija, opet žena i dvoje dece u kolibi, samo izgleda da će ovog puta žena da muči đecu...

John Krasinski

with: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Noah Jupe
A Quiet Place turns its lens on a family that lives away from everything and never makes a sound. Apparently, there is some crazy thing around them that will attack if any noise is made. Preparing for the arrival of a newborn baby in a world without noise is difficult, and the father continues to pore over newspaper articles and research, looking for a way to stop the creatures that kill at the slightest sound.
It’s a movie designed to make you an active participant in a game of tension, not just a passive observer in an unfolding horror.
“A Quiet Place” shreds the nerves, but it does so in a way that feels rewarding. You don’t just walk out having experienced a thrill ride, you walk out on a high, the kind of high that only comes from the best horror movies.
U srpskoj distribuciji:
Početak prikazivanja filma: 12.04.2018.


Panos Cosmatos

with: Nicolas Cage
Mandy is set in the primal wilderness of 1983 where Red Miller, a broken and haunted man hunts an unhinged religious sect who slaughtered the love of his life.
Hiperstilizovani i veoma krvavi horor-triler osvete – od reditelja ludačkog BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW (2011).

Tokyo Vampire Hotel
Sion Sono

On the verge of an apocalyptic global event, a clan of vampires lures a crowd of humans into a glamorous hotel in order to turn it into their own private blood farm. A rival family of vamps crashes the party and sparks a violent uprising, hoping to wipe their adversaries off the map for good.
Ovo je bazirano na mangi i premontirano iz 10-epizodne TV serije pa se pitam na šta će da liči kao film, ali – Sono je to, gledaće se!

The Field Guide to Evil
reditelji: Peter Strickland, Can Evrenol, Severin Fiala & Veronika Franz

A feature-length anthology film. They are known as myths, lore, and folktales. Created to give logic to mankind's darkest fears, these stories laid the foundation for what we now know as the horror genre.
Omnibus sa znatno jačim rediteljima nego inače u toj formi. Videćemo da li su bili u formi.

Ghost Stories
Jeremy Dyson, Andy Nyman

This collection of ghostly encounters not only will give you goosebumps, it's cleverly constructed and fun too.
Phillip Goodman, host of a TV show in which he exposes ‘spiritualist’ practices as fraud, takes on three mysterious cases of ghosts haunting seemingly innocent victims. Goodman soon discovers that the stories are not only perhaps true, they are somehow all connected to him. Ghost Stories is a very British endeavor, scripted by one of the guys from The League of Gentleman. Except for the surprise finale, which is nicely set up through small clues along the way, the stories tread familiar ground: a deserted nuthouse, car trouble in the middle of nowhere, a ghostly presence. But this is all about execution, which is great, thanks to deliberate pacing, fine acting, offbeat humour and effective scare tactics.
Još jedan omnibus koji deluje vredno pažnje. Hell, zaslužio je koricu novog Rue Morgue-a!

Steven Soderbergh

A pulpy film that echoes the raw thrillers from the seventies.
Data analyst Sawyer Valentini has fled Boston after a stalker made her life hell there. In her new hometown she seeks help from a psychiatrist and is more or less by accident admitted to an institution. There she sees her stalker, who is now one of the nurses. Or is it just her imagination?
A far cry from the polished and expensive aesthetics of his Ocean’s 11 films, Steven Soderbergh has gone for the other extreme with this one – he filmed Unsane on an iPhone 7. The scant lighting and low, narrow hallways of the institution Sawyer ends up in, give the film a seedy look reminiscent of the briskly shot thrillers of the early seventies. The story itself is just as pulpy, with characters plucked from the fringes of society.
Brine me taj kvazi-doku stil, ali Soderberg je ludo-blesav inovator, možda mu je pošlo za rukom nešto zabavno i pažnje vredno.

David Gordon Green

with: Judy Greer, Jamie Lee Curtis, Miles Robbins
Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
Džejmi je ponovo tu, Karp opet radi muziku (tj. reciklira i reimaginira svoj evergrin) – ALI ništa što je režirao taj reditelj i ništa što je slikao taj DP ne ukazuje da bi ovo moglo bilo gde da prismrdi pregenijalnom i megaobožavanom mi originalu (vidi moju eulogiju ovde). Verovatno će dometi da mu se kreću negde između HALLOWEEN 2 i H20 – pa ipak, možete se kladiti u svoje gorkoslatko dupe da ću ovo odgledati prvom prilikom koja mi se ukaže (nadam se – u bioskopu)!

The Endless
Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead

Two brothers return to their childhood cult in stunning Lovecraftian mystery.
Justin and Aaron are brothers who are scraping by in Los Angeles. One day, Justin receives a message from the cult they were part of as children and convinces Aaron to revisit it. They receive a warm welcome, but just outside the cult’s grounds, they come across events that throw all plans into turmoil. Stunning, Lovecraftian mystery from the directors of Spring and Resolution.
The two filmmakers (who also star as the brothers) return to the world of Resolution (Imagine 2013). Once again, the filmmakers provide us with a complex and multi-layered mystery, dealing with family ties, the ability to leave the past behind and the malevolent cosmic forces that stand in between that.
Posustali su sa Prolećem ali sad se vraćaju svom odličnom debiju – i Lavkraftu?!

Craig William Macneill

Chloë Sevigny, Kristen Stewart
The saga of infamous ax murderous Lizzie Borden.
The film chronicles the murders of the Borden parents, and documents a social order that saw Lizzie [Sevigny], unmarried at 32, relegated to the pariah status and trapped under her father’s austere and domineering control. When Bridget Sullivan [Stewart], a young maid, comes to live with the family, Lizzie finds a kindred spirit. Their intimacy inspires a bloody path forward.”
Ozbiljan reditelj uliva mi nadu (pre svega zbog THE BOY, a radio i na seriji CHANNEL ZERO).

Shane Black

Writers: Shane Black, Fred Dekker
with: Thomas Jane, Edward James Olmos, Jake Busey
The Predator has been described as a true sequel to the first two movies, and it won't discard the events of the third movie, either. Arnold Schwarzenegger won't be back this time around. Instead, we'll get a team of misplaced military men who escape a prison transport to fight these killers in the asphalt jungle alongside a young kid with autism. There's also been some hints that The Predators will join the humans, for what we don't know.
Jedino zbog Bleka kao reditelja, plus Dekera kao koscenariste, imam nešto nade u ovaj pokušaj reboota.

Stefan Ruzowitzky

COLD HELL is a no-holds-barred study of a woman navigating an environment rife with male hostility, though first and foremost it’s a full-blooded genre piece with knockout setpieces and a kick-ass heroine.
It’s a heady stew that’s stirred and heated to a boil by director Stefan Ruzowitzky, who won a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar for his drama THE COUNTERFEITERS and here makes a big step up from his previous horror outing ANATOMIE. Maintaining a swift pace and, with cinematographer Benedict Neuenfels, a rich and textured visual palette, he punctuates compelling story with horrifying murder scenes and heart-pounding action setpieces.

Ryuhei Kitamura

Director Ryuhei Kitamura (VERSUS, THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN) has helmed perhaps his most brutal film yet with DOWNRANGE.
Six college students are carpooling cross-country when one of their tires blows out on a desolate stretch of country road. Getting out to fix the flat, they quickly discover that this was no accident. The tire was shot out. With their vehicle incapacitated, the group is pinned down and mercilessly attacked by an unseen assailant as they desperately attempt to find a way to escape.
Zaplet ne deluje bogzna kako primamljivo, ali Kitamura je prilično pouzdan kadar...

Jon Turteltaub

with: Jason Statham, Ruby Rose
After escaping an attack by what he claims was by a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.
Most of the movie takes place underwater, and it will see Jason Statham fighting one of the biggest sharks ever committed to celluloid.
Avaj – PG-13 rejting ne obećava mnogo sočnosti ovde, a i reditelj je čist bezlični odradek... Pravićemo mi od blata DEEP BLUE SEA...


An Australian horror film starring GHOST STORIES’ Martin Freeman, from a producing team including THE BABADOOK’s Kristina Ceyton and Jeff Harrison, is coming to Netflix and the Tribeca Film Festival this spring.
In the aftermath of a global pandemic, Andy [Freeman] is focused on keeping his wife and their infant daughter alive as they travel across the Australian Outback. A terrible accident, however, forces him to set off on foot: A zombie bite has given Andy a mere 48 hours before he, too, is undead. Andy struggles to both find a refuge for his child and stave off the disease as the clock runs out on his humanity.

Dean Devlin

with: David Tennant, Kerry Condon, Robert Sheehan
A pair of burglars stumble upon a woman being held captive in a home they intended to rob.
Zabavna premisa, solidan scenarista (arty triler APT PUPIL i brutalni slešer VENOM) i sumnjiv reditelj, plus R. Šijan među glavnima... Mogla bi biti neka mlaka trojčica.

Embrace Me
Javier Rao

Strange things start to happen after sex, in a daring, scary and disorienting debut from Argentina with a stoner sense of humour.
Joaquin likes to hang around with friends, smoke pot and watch films. One night, Josefine stays with him and they have sex. The next day she is gone, leaving blood in the bathtub. After that, strange things start to happen to Joaquin. A fortune teller tells him the shocking truth.
One of the most unusual films this year, Embrace Me is often quirky and adorable, but also scary and disorienting when it needs to be. The solid cinematography and the young, extremely easygoing cast are a treat, making the audience feel what it is like being young, loved-up and shit-faced. Joaquin is the perfect anti-hero and first time director Javier Rao seems to enjoy all the bad things that come to haunt him. After a laid-back start, the film becomes seriously creepy after Josefine’s disappearance.
Deluje kao argentinska verzija THE NIGHT OF THE VIRGIN.

(January 2019)
Neil Marshall

David Harbour, Ian McShane, Milla Jovovich
Hellboy squares off against a medieval sorceress who seeks to destroy humankind.
Ovo će verovatno da bude bolje od del Torovih šarenih laža i romansi: idemo sa R-rejtingom i hororom, za promenu od njegovih šećerastih fantazija. Izlazi pre naredne moje liste, pa zato neka ga ovde. Malo brine što izlazi u januaru, kao da nemaju mnogo vere u njega, ali...



King Cohen
Juicy anecdotes abound in this extremely entertaining documentary about Larry Cohen - one of the last B-movie authors.

Frank Henenlotter

A true case of political correctness gone wrong. Mike Diana is an artist from Florida who created a fanzine called Boiled Angels, a shocking underground comic that illustrated Diana’s own anger and frustrations of what he saw happening in the world. For Diana, the catalyst was the discovery at a young age of child abuse in the Catholic Church. Although he was never personally sexually abused as a child, learning about it effected Diana so deeply that it became the subject of his art for most of his life.
Here, Henenlotter takes this skill and adopts it to the story of Mike Diana and the grotesqueries of his art. Henenlotter contrasts the shocking content of Diana’s fanzine – clearly never meant for everyone – with the person; an unremarkable, shy man with a weak handshake whose mode of expression is purely through this very focused, specific art form.
Henenlotter succinctly makes the point that eluded so many involved with the obscenity trials for Mike Diana in Florida: that even though his images may not be to your taste, it does not mean they are not art.
Interviews with Neil Gaiman and George Romero...

William Friedkin

More than 40 years after changing the face of screen horror with THE EXORCIST, director William Friedkin returns to its subject matter—for real this time—with THE DEVIL AND FATHER AMORTH.
THE DEVIL AND FATHER AMORTH combines Friedkin’s memories of crafting THE EXORCIST with a contemporary study of possession and exorcism. The synopsis: “What began as a brief conversation between Friedkin and Father Gabrielle Amorth—the head exorcist for the Diocese of Rome for over 30 years—as two professionals who knew of each other’s work soon transformed into an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, as Amorth agreed Friedkin could film an exorcism ceremony. It would be the ninth exorcism for a painfully afflicted woman, Cristina [a pseudonym], who had already been under Father Amorth’s care—and it would be filmed by Friedkin alone, with no other crew allowed, no light other than the natural light in the room and a small digital camera-and-mic unit that could capture the ritual and its revelations. Combining the startling and singular footage from Cristina’s exorcism with interviews from priests and psychologists, neurosurgeons and non-believers, Friedkin guides us on a journey into the twilight world between the boundaries of what we know and what we don’t with a singular and startling guide in the form of the urbane, charming and self-deprecatingly funny Father Amorth, a man who laughs in the face of the devil both figuratively and literally.”

The Missing Films

A portrait of von Trier directed by two of his long-time collaborators, Tomas Gislason and Jacob Thuesen.
An unprecedented level of intimacy and access to von Trier that among other sequences shows him in production on his new serial killer story, The House That Jack Built.
The feature documentary is still in production and will continue shooting with von Trier wherever Jack has its world premiere – either in Cannes or at a later festival.
“The film is about brotherhood, friendship, love for cinema,” Dyekjaer said, adding that the film will cover von Trier’s childhood as well as his love for cinema over the decades. Both the directors have known von Trier for many years and have edited some of his films.
She added that after seeing The Missing Films, “I can’t promise that you will love Lars but I can promise you [that] you will understand him and that will help you understand his films.”