Among the Living
Directed by Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury
In the grisly third feature from Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury (the duo behind French carnage breakout INSIDE), three boys skip school to wander around an abandoned film studio. Bad move. The trio soon stumble upon a horrific vision: a woman in chains being dragged by a man in a clown mask. Evil Bozo catches a glimpse of the boys, who try to run away. But, before they can escape, they see something hidden for years - which they were not meant to see. That night someone breaks into their homes, seeking to eliminate them…one after another. A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE. Contains violence and gore.
Youngsters, Victor, Dan and Tom skip school and stumble upon a horrific vision.
Cast: Anne Marivin, Theo Fernandez, Francis Renaud
Good but not fully cooked. Last 25 mins are worth watching
Enjoyed this very much. Def do recommend.
When it works, it's like a Tobe Hooper/Steven Spielberg joint that combines their aesthetics better than POLTERGEIST did. There's a lot to enjoy here, but after the masterpiece that was INSIDE, I was kind of disappointed by the sloppiness of the script, the tonal confusion and the go-nowhere themes. Great individual moments don't add to a satisfying whole.
Decent movie w good practical fx. Was expecting more though, very overrated. No creatures here, just a guy that looks like powder with a mutilated penis. Worth a watxh