In conversation with playwright Carl Grose on his fast and loose tribute to Parisian theatre company, Le Théâtre du Grand-Guignol.
Bleak and multi-layered, the performances are solid throughout, the film benefiting enormously from stylish cinematography.
While undeniably quite remarkable in overall aesthetic, Blood Moon seems to build to a climax which never fully materialises.
A half-baked, ambitious ending, but the film is effectively creepy and satisfyingly lensed, its shocks permeated with a melancholy calm.
An exhaustively researched, largely successful attempt to analyse the subversive qualities inherent in the horror cinema.
A joy to read; insightful and well researched, it serves as encouragement to return to Halloween once again.