Thursday, August 27, 2020
Kriya (2020) Fantasia (2020)
Strange horror film is less scary than troubling for all of the transgressive bits that are in it. I found I kept watching it more to find out how far into ugliness this film was going to go...and it goes pretty damn far, to the point that I am bothered and don't want to see it again because it bothered me so.
As good as the pieces are I don't know if the pacing of the film really works. Sequences, such as the the opening scene in a club seem to go on longer than need be. There is also a sense of form or point over plot line with writer/director Sidharth Srinivasan manipulating things for his own ends. It's never fatal but we shouldn't be feeling the directors hands.
While I like the film I don't love it, with my reaction being I admire it more than anything.
Still if you want an horror film that is decidedly not Hollywood, and at times deeply disturbing, this film is for you