Every day for the month of October I am watching and reviewing a horror movie that I haven’t seen before. Here’s today’s:
Kim Chapiron, France, 2006
Wow, this was a weird one. It takes a very standard horror plot – group of friends meet weird hot girl, follow her back to her home, and her family is insane. What sets this apart is there’s a constant air of menace and perversion that never goes over the top (for the first two thirds at least) so the characters and viewers are never quite sure how in over their head they really are. There are some really cool shock moments and the main villain is expertly acted (serious, he carries the entire movie) that make this a cool little gem of modern French extreme cinema.
And there’s a scene of a woman jerking off a dog. That was pretty unexpected.