A collection of reviews of films from off the beaten path; a travel guide for those who love the cinematic world and want more than the mainstream releases.
Monday, November 11, 2019
Midday Demons hits VOD tomorrow
Euro horror that echoes any number of classic and semi classic films from the 60's 70's and 80's that had a new family member discovering dark secrets MIDDAY DEMONS entertains. While most of the older films banked on darkness and shadow to set the mood MIDDAY DEMONS is largely sun drenched. All of the nightmares come in broad daylight (I'm not even sure there are any night scenes) which upsets our notion of what a horror film should be...can evil exist in the daylight in the movie world? Apparently it can.
Gorgeous to look at thanks to its Italian setting MIDDAY DEMONS looks like a million bucks. There is nothing inherently evil or troubling about most of the things we see but thanks to the choice of the right angle and the suggestions set up in the story there is a sense of darkness.
Say what you will, I liked MIDDAY DEMONS. While it does echo some similar films, there is more than enough differences to make this stand on its own. Best of all the plotting is such that I genuinely wanted to know what the hell was going on.
Worth a look.
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