Low is a fairly good example of the recent micro-budgeted horror films which have recently been springing up in the UK. Good in that it exemplifies many of their strengths and failures, and good in that it’s one of the more interesting and better made of its type.
Tulpa – Perdizioni mortali is another in the series of ‘yeah, it’s OK but…’ giallos released in Italy over the last decade or so, this time out directed by Federico Zampaglione of Shadow
The Drummond Will is a comedy thriller that taps into the ambiguous relationship that we have with the countryside in Britain, throwing in a little bit of the Coen Brothers and a large dash of Withnail and I for good measure.
Shadow is one of the better Italian horror films to have emerged over the past few years. Within the context of a genre that is now generally characterized by stilted acting, implausible dialogue and an over-indebtedness to past glories it scores points for being modern, well made and believable (if not realistic).
Blackwood is the kind of tasteful, competent ghost story which would fit in comfortably with the assorted productions being made by the revived Hammer Films.
Dark Touch is a kind of ghost story which isn’t really a ghost story, a poltergeist movie with elements of Carrie thrown in for good luck.
Volonté and Petri joined forces again for 1971’s The Working Class Goes to Heaven and, impressively, they managed to concoct something that was even more hysterical than Investigation of a Citizen above Suspicion.