Rift

Rift

Directed by Erlingur Thoroddsen

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Gunnar receives a strange phone call from his ex-boyfriend, Einar, months after they parted ways. Einar sounds distraught, like he’s about to do something terrible to himself, so Gunnar drives to the secluded cabin where Einar is holed up and soon discovers there is more going on than he imagined. As the two come to terms with their broken relationship, some other person seems to be lurking outside the cabin, wanting to get in…

Two men in a secluded cabin are haunted by their dead relationship.

Cast: Björn Stefánsson, Sigurður Þór Óskarsson, Guðmundur Ólafsson

Member Reviews

**SPOLIERS** Here's my deconstruction of the film. I think that Einar died that night he drove up there, by the elderly man, when he went to meet him. Then his imaginary friend / ghost/ possesed his body, made the call to Gunni, and then the events of the film take place. Or perhaps Einar was killed once he left the use, and met with the elderly man (we see this when Gunni looks over the camera footage) and then Gunni goes to look for Einar.

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4 weeks ago

**SPOLIERS** Here's my deconstruction of the film. I think that Einar died that night he drove up there, by the elderly man, when he went to meet him. Then his imaginary friend / ghost/ possesed his body, made the call to Gunni, and then the events of the film take place. Or perhaps Einar was killed once he left the use, and met with the elderly man (we see this when Gunni looks over the camera footage) and then Gunni goes to look for Einar.

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4 weeks ago

As a queer man, I definitely was able to emotionally connect to this on so many levels, from the complications of breaking up from a bad relationship, to the pain of your first time being SA, to the dangers of hook-up culture. The queer themes in this were presented in a very respectful way that doesn't treat them as performative, but rather universally relatable. I think I will have to watch a second time around to see if I can get a better grasp on the story and the twist, but otherwise this was a gorgeous psychological thriller with some very unsettling moments.

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1 month ago

Incredible. There is a very specific moment in the third act of Rift when every hair on my arms and legs stood on end, and a shiver went up my entire body. Queer horror films are hard to come by and even harder to find ones of this caliber. Usually, they go over-the-top camp or are just poorly done. Rift is one of the best horror movies I've seen in years. It has outstanding direction, superb sound design, and a beautifully haunting atmosphere. It has a quality and tone that reminded me of the 60s/70s horror classics like Repulsion and Don't Look Now. I still don't know what was real and what wasn't. This is one I will want to revisit in the not-too-distant future. Rift receives my highest recommendation.

MJared
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1 month ago

Loved it. Very pretty but I like some others didn't get the ending.

Nikkid1016
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2 months ago