NV20: Spiral

1 h 27 min  |  Thriller, Horror, Night Visions  |  Release Date: 3.3.2021

Rating: 16

"Get Out meets Hereditary in this disturbing film. --- After Get Out opened to massive box office and critical acclaim, everyone started to predict the rise of so-called ‘social thrillers’, or movies that used high-concept genre tropes to tell stories that reflect our times. --- The newest attempt at a social thriller is the terrifying and disturbing Spiral from director Kurtis David Harder, which uses a 90s setting and a story of a gay couple to tell a story about America today, resulting in a movie that will shake you to your core. --- The cinematography is moody and dark, using framing and lighting to make the night-time scenes appear nightmarish and the day-time scenes dream-like to keep the audience guessing what exactly is and isn’t real. The film is not going for a 'fun time at the movies' vibe, but a painfully real and constantly dread-filled experience that slowly creeps up on you before shaking you to your core with fantastically timed scares. --- Through a phenomenal performance, chilling atmosphere and a terrific script, Spiral builds an experience that is as terrifying as it is depressingly timely." - Rafael Motamayor / Slash Film

”The sense of pervasive dread and the recurrence of esoteric symbols pulls the film into the same murky, unsettling waters as Ben Wheatley‘s Kill List. --- An impressive and well-made take on folk horror. It tempers its plaintive bleakness with a hopeful coda, and has a dynamite central performance that is up there with the best horror has had to offer in recent years.” - Kevin Ibbotson-Wight / The Wee Review

"Merges Polanskian domestic thrills with Peelean social commentary to show a nation that fears, exploits and needs otherness to maintain itself." - Anton Bitel / SciFi Now

”Reminiscent of atmospheric, eerie cult-based horror films like Rosemary’s Baby and Midsommar” - Staci Wilson / We Live Entertainment

”A damn good horror movie, gripping from start to finish and home to surprising turns and a devastating mythology all its own” - John Squires / Bloody Disgusting

Directed by Kurtis David Harder / Cast: Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Ari Cohen, Jennifer Laporte, Ty Wood, Lochlyn Munro, Chandra West

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