Under The Shadow Reviews
The lady is soooo irritating !
I wish the honorable Haji had given her the sentence he mentioned and to everyone associated with this film.
(Full review TBD)
This internationally co-produced horror film, set in Iran, weaves together various elements of fact and fiction in a clever way. It gives an interesting insight into life there during the 1980s. I am not a fan of the horror genre, but fortunately for me this film only has minimal scary elements.
El problema con Under the Shadow es que parte con una premisa engaņosa, que hace que el segundo acto resulte desencajante.
That's the setting, but not the action. There are other horrors going on. The girl is seeing people, or "djinns". They take some of her stuff. Her father has left for a war related work, but her mother is home - having a hard time dealing wither her daughter's imagination.
This is a very fascinating film to begin with, slowly turning very creepy. It's pace is incredible and the story is both fresh and well presented. Angles and camera movement in a classic horror way, with some very nice scenes, camerawise.
It took me by surprize that a PG 13 film could be this scary. Sure, there is no blood or stuff, but there are some pretty spooky stuff and a big psychological aspect here. Great sound mix and a nice score here, with some splendid effects and a story that works very well. "The Babadook" and "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" comes to mind - solid films to be compared too. Uniqe, intelligent and impressive debut. Something more than a horror film, really.
7.5 out of 10 pieces of tape.