La Llorona

SXSW 2021: Woodlands Dark And Days Bewitched: A History Of Folk Horror Review

Canadian Kier-La Janisse’s Woodlands Dark And Days Bewitched: A History Of Folk Horror is a comprehensive and well-researched deep dive into a horror sub-genre filled with witches, voodoo, and wicker men. With a 193-minute running time, the documentary gives folk horror its due while keeping the themes presented moving at an engaging pace. Taking an academic […]

La Llorona Review: Making the Political Personal

Horror film is not exploitative by nature. While there are far more examples of insensitivity to human life than not, this inherent frivolity comes from a desire to entertain, politicize or satirize, and not a necessary malice or fundamental nihilism. La Llorona is an empathetic film which draws its terror from legitimate evil and pays […]