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
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.
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
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
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.
total snoozer. i kept thinking somethings going to happen, waiting waiting waiting waiting.... end of the movie. what? did not enjoy and frustrated as there are some cool camera angles and potential.