I absolutely LOVED Inside, the French shocker about the pregnant woman home alone who gets harassed by a mysterious and incredibly nasty attacker in the home invasion gore fest. It was brutal, often scary and incredibly well crafted. Many scenes were almost too sickening to endure, and so I am eagerly waiting to see just what the director’new film Livid (Livide) will be like.
Well, apparently, directors Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury are taking a slightly different approach with their next film, which is about to show at the Toronto Film Festival. The story of Livid centres on three youths who decide to burgle an old lady’s desolate house, but things are not as simple as they seem and bad things happen. The director’s are taking a more atmospheric approach, while still have some violence, it would seem they are planning to use good old fashioned scares instead. I have no issue with that at all, and with films like The Woman in Black and Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark championing the old, authentic style of horror, I am more than pleased to see two more director’s embracing this style. Here is what they had to say:
“It is true that ‘Livid’ is less gory and extreme than ‘Inside’. We wanted to change registers,” they explain. “It reflects another aspect of genre that we also love. A more atmospheric cinema, more based on suggestion rather than demonstration. If we had to compare it, it is more old school fantastical more like HAMMER movies.” They continued: “We cannot change who we are and there are still some scenes that are quite violent!” they joke.
No release date details are yet available, and there is still no trailer but you can be sure we will share it with you once it becomes available.
(Source: Bloody Disgusting)
By Matt Wavish