Darkly absurd humour, with a deeply unsettling score and cinematography that bolster the portentous atmosphere of dread.
An unsettling movie that comes as a genuine surprise, with solid characterisation throughout and tension gearing up nicely.
A fascinating central premise strongly evokes The Twilight Zone, the focused script ensuring an insular, intimate atmosphere.
A triumphant debut effort which offers unique tension and poignancy and isn’t afraid to confront uncomfortable cultural realities.
Dream team Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett bring an unusually hit-and-miss affair that nevertheless delivers in a frenetic final act.
Cuts to the core of the horror without ever diluting or compromising M. R. James’ carefully woven plots. Recommended for die-hard enthusiasts.