Director: Peter Strickland. Cast: Toby Jones, Antonio Mancino, Guido Adorni. 92 min. Not Rated. UK. Horror/Thriller.
This may not sound politically correct, but do sub-genres originating from a specific demographic, tell us anything about its people? Do the blood and gore-soaked Italian giallo horror movies (Deep Red, Suspiria) mean Italians are accustomed to violence? Whatever your beliefs are, this movie gets pretty close to that concept. An English sound engineer joins a gruesome giallo film crew, and realizes he needs to become one of them to succeed. While expecting a better ending, the film helped me understand how the genre's shot angles, sound mixing and editing techniques made even rotten vegetable look scary.