With a sickly grey colour pallet complete with a crumbling seaside town and the churning sea, Saint Maud is truly grim viewing and includes some stomach turning sights and sounds from start to end. While this one’s generally still as sharp as Freddy Krueger’s gardening shear fingertips, the morality is a little blunter , though it’s not a film which wants you to take it particularly seriously. As splenetically bloody as it is, A Nightmare on Elm Street has a great sense of humour too. Just as the veil between fantasy and reality is a thin one when formerly deceased creeper Freddy starts murdering teens in their dreams, the distinction between all-out horror and sly laughter is a murky one.
For more of a psychological thriller, The Invisible Man needs to go to the top of your list. It follows Cecilia Kass who flees her violent boyfriend Adrian, only to … Read More