Release Date: On DVD now (Germany.)
Written & Directed by: Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury.
Starring: Chloe Coulloud, Catherine Jacob, Marie-Claude Pietragalla and Chloe Marcq.
We've been waiting for Bustillo and Maury's follow up to their 2007 French classic, Inside, for years now. Inside was a nasty little movie that stuck with us long after we had seen it, and we we're hoping to be equally as disturbed by their newest offering, Livide.
Well, we were and we weren't.
|What is this I don't even.|
|Creepy tea party from hell.|
|Relax, it's just a doll.|
Think of Livide as a new twist on the Vampire mythos, with some elements of Witchcraft and serial murder thrown in, all wrapped up in some odd sort of fantasy blanket. It's thematically complex at times, and overtly bloody and gory at others. It's definitely a mixture of a lot of elements, all of which work or fail to varying degrees. It did lack focus and felt anything but linear, which detracted a bit from the overall great quality of what we saw on screen.
|There's always some sort of eye torture in these Italian-inspired French Horror flicks, isn't there?|
|Why the hood?|
|Maybe she fell down in the tub?|
|Fun times at the Dance Academy of Death.|