Fantasia Film Festival Review: The Last Thing Mary Saw (2021)

Fantasia Film Festival Review: The Last Thing Mary Saw (2021)

The 1800s and horror are just such a great mix. Really, any film that's horror but also a period piece is such an opportunity to utilize some of the underappreciated aspects of horror films; like showcasing great production design (by Charlie Chaspooley Robinson), costume design (Sofija Mesicek) and especially cinematography (by David Kruta, whose use of natural light looks so beautiful here). These are all checked boxes for Edoardo Vitaletti's feature film debut, The Last Thing Mary Saw, Even from the film's title, there's a sense of foreboding in the film, which follows the titular Mary (Stefanie Scott) in 1853 Southold, New York. 

Mean Creek – One of my favourite independent film experiences.

Mean Creek Release Date: January 15, 2004 (Sundance Film Festival) Director: Jacob Aaron Estes Stars: Rory Culkin, Ryan Kelley, Scott Mechlowicz Runtime: 90 min Tagline: Beneath the surface, everyone has a secret. After a young boy, Sam (Rory Culkin), is bullied by a troubled fat boy, George (Josh Peck); Sam’s brother, Rocky, and Marty concoct a [...]