This is an intense, violent, and disturbing film about a deaf-mute girl whose parents, along with the rest of her village, are killed and is taken to work as a housekeeper at a brothel. Sean Pertwee is the villain, militia leader, Goran, in this. There are some really great scenes that emphasize the incongruity of the horrors that the girls in the brothel are forced to live, and the modern (well, mid-90’s) world going on not far away.
It is a hard one to watch, and really conveys helplessness, fear and oppression through the choice of color, sound, settings, and language choices in dialogue.
In Mansionville, live 5 sisters, who the townsfolk love for the contributions they have made to the community: the Van Houtens, a doctor, a lawyer, a pharmacist, an engineer, and a foot model. Each year, the Van Houten sisters take their annual month long vacation. Mysteriously, at the same time, several men from Mansionville happen to leave as well. A film maker has come to do a documentary about these disappearances. Continue reading →
Archeologist, Angus Flint, discovers the skull of a giant serpent, possibly the D’Ampton Worm of local folk legend, while excavating the ruins of a convent, now a Bed & Breakfast run by the Trent sisters. The eccentric and mysterious Lady Sylvia Marsh returns to her manor, Temple House, after an extended absence. Soon, people start acting strangely and disappearing. As Angus and James D’Ampton decide to investigate these strange occurrences, they discover that the Worm was once worshiped as a god by a cult. Continue reading →