Lokis

Lokis

Directed by Janusz Majewski

Based on the 1869 gothic novel by Prosper Mérimée, LOKIS concerns a pastor and ethnographer who visits a remote corner of 19th-century Lithuania where folk customs associated with the area's pagan past still have a hold on the population. There he finds himself the guest of a strange old family consisting of a sadistic Count and his mad mother, who—legend has it—was raped by a bear on her wedding night, the Count himself reputed to be the product of this bestial assault. A brooding, atmospheric film that trades on the folk horror trope of the detached observer from 'enlightened' society thrust into the backward beliefs of those isolated in a liminal region.

Based on the 1869 gothic novel by Prosper Mérimée, LOKIS concerns a pastor who visits a remote corner of 19th-century Lithuania where folk customs still have a hold on the population.

Cast: Józef Duriasz, Edmund Fetting, Gustaw Lutkiewicz, Malgorzata Braunek, Zofia Mrozowska

Member Reviews

this movie is for people who've never seen blood in their lives

cr0wb0nez
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1 month ago

A classic example of Gothic fiction. Good atmosphere. Can't deny I felt it drag a bit but that's the nature of the genre.

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6 months ago

This is the sort of movie where you have to mentally place yourself into the era it was made for. It's a film that focuses on fear from assumption. For me it was easy to fit into the shoes of the main character

Etikai
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7 months ago

This is the sort of movie where you have to move yourself to the time and place it was made for/from. The film is definitely slow going and it relies on fear from assumption/what could be. Ilook at the film through the lense of the main character I t

Etikai
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7 months ago

As a movie, this held my attention well, but as a horror movie... no, this isn't a horror movie. Perhaps horror adjacent at best.

Meadowsedge
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7 months ago