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Martha (Eline Schumacher, Magnetic) suffers repeated sexual assault by a worker at the factory where she works as a night janitor. She takes her trauma home to the strange Gothic mansion where she communes with a circle of monsters, including her overprotective serial killer brother, Felix (Benjamin Ramon), sinister long-limbed creatures that lurk in the hallways, and strange mirror images of her. same. Then there is the young girl that Felix brought home so she could be a “kitty,” as Martha calls her. I’ll stop there because to say more would reveal too many sadistic surprises of this depraved film.

Karim Ouelhaj wrote and directed this film, which is loosely inspired by several unsolved murders of women in the Belgian city of Mons in the 1990s – source material that Ouelhaj resolutely mines to examine generational wounds and mental illness. Cinematographer François Schmitt makes horrors seem Grand Guignol gorgeous; It looks like a Dior commercial, but with stomach-churning violence replaced by stylish pantsuits, a welcome return to films of the era. New French tip.

This movie deservedly cattle the Jury Prize at last year’s Fantasia Film Festival, where the judges call it an “amazing and brutal work of art.” I agree and it is one of my favorite horror movies of 2023.

Sky (Angela Wong Carbone) and her boyfriend, Cam (Will Madden), got lucky with their first house. It was cheap, and rightly so: it’s where a landlord murdered one of her tenants, as documented in Sky’s favorite true crime series, “The Slumlord Tapes.” The house has room for Sky’s sister, Carolyn (Hilty Bowen, hilarious), and adjacent rooms for two young tenants, Wren (Shirley Chen) and Amber (Hannah McKechnie). When Cam finds hidden cameras that the landlord left behind, he makes the very bad decision to spy on his tenants, until he becomes an observer and watched. This is where Danny Madden’s psychological thriller takes off in its fierce final stretch.

Some people might be put off by how writer PJ McCabe finds laughs in criminal sexual voyeurism. But I found the movie to be clever, twisted and twisted, about the women who don’t mess with me and the pig men who put up with it, until they don’t. It’s a sort of more naturalistic companion to this year’s “Jethica,” which also starred Will Madden (Danny’s brother) as a guy who doesn’t know when or how to stop being creepy.

Stream it on Tubi.

Harri (Chaneil Kular) is on a train heading to her parents’ country house outside London when a deadly attack hits the station she has just left. When his parents leave the house the next morning, Harri settles in to spend some quiet time with his dog at his side and in the dark woods behind. But then authorities publish a photo of a suspect who looks very similar to Harri, a resemblance that a former teammate points out on social media. Anonymous hands take to social media to claim that Harri is the attacker, and, almost in real time, we see Harri’s life turned upside down by people eager for vigilante justice based on lies and speculation. Then the phone rings at Harri’s house, and that’s when this well-crafted Tubi original really hits the gas.

In most home invasion movies, the attack happens quickly. But in this tense, timely thriller, the drama arrives slowly and deliberately, a shrewd choice that director Philip Barantini handles with confidence in 88 tense minutes. Kular gives a deeply empathetic performance as a man besieged by assailants in an all-too-familiar witch hunt in which revenge is the goal and truth the victim.

Stream it on Shudder.

Bad news: The recent films in the “V/H/S” franchise have been bloated and boring. Good news: the latest entry is pure found footage chaos, with two standouts.

My favorite is “God of Death” by Gigi Saúl Guerrero, set during the devastating 1985 earthquake in Mexico. As a morning TV show begins, the earthquake knocks down the live studio, an effectively terrifying way to enter the found footage format. As rescuers pick their way through the rubble in search of survivors, the film transforms into a wickedly gruesome (and darkly funny) disaster movie about an underworld god who is hungry for human flesh.

I was also scared by Scott Derrickson’s “Dreamkill,” which channels the era’s straight-to-video horror into a supernatural story about a serial killer who sends videos of murders to the police before they happen. The movie takes an evil turn that I didn’t see coming and ends with an incredibly gory bloodbath.

Stream it on Hulu.

If, like me, your idea of ​​an exciting Halloween night is staying home and watching a silly horror movie, invite your friends to see this horror comedy from writer-director Anna Zlokovic.

Hannah (Hadley Robinson) is worried about a bloody lesion on her hip that continues to grow. And I mean grow up: one day, she suddenly grows bright eyes and sharp teeth and, in a nasty, guttural tone, she gives voice to Hannah’s insecurities. “You don’t have any good ideas,” she growls the creature in her face.

When the monster leaves her body, Hannah subdues it, a movement that unleashes a creative streak in her that impresses with its demands. chief fashion designer (Desmin Borges). But Hannah’s little parasite is determined to bring down her host, and that’s when she seeks help from a support group of appendages whose kind members have her own anxious, angry demons, hungrier than hers.

As a parable about battles against self-criticism and inner doubt, the film is far from subtle. But Robinson’s charming performance and Amber Mari Creations’ silly creature design… “Basket case” but with feeling, he conquered me in the end.

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