(AOTD) reviews “FAMILIAR”, 9/10


Short Sharp Shocks: Familiar – Review

Familiar is precisely the kind of showcase that makes a horror fan such as me sit up and take notice.  Director/writer Richard Powell understands horror.  He grasps that if you want to unsettle an audience your movie has to deliver something more than just visceral impact.  He’s a real talent who with this disquieting mini-masterpiece brings to life a vicious slice of body horror where the more dramatic moments are hardly less disturbing than the more standard, but no less remarkable, genre elements.  When he eventually gets the opportunity to unleash a feature I fully expect it to be something special.  Let’s hope this happens soon.  The horror genre, more than ever, needs people with this kind of vision. Read review here.




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