Reach exceeds grasp in He Never Died, a film whose ambition isn’t quite matched by its execution.
After creating justifiable buzz with 2014’s Call Girl and more recently dialling up the grotesquerie with the unsettling micro-short Grammy, Jill Gevargizian takes another sharp creative turn with The Stylist.
You’re Gonna Die Tonight, a home invasion slasher from Sergio Morcillo, unquestionably wears its influences on its sleeve, and there’s plenty of them. However, it’s to the film’s infinite credit that, while the areas from which it takes many of its cues are identifiable, it doesn’t fit overly snugly into any of these categories, What we get instead is a taut, slick film that hints at enough depth to be comfortably adapted to feature length.
For as high-class a ghost story as it was, there’s still no denying that the scale of The Conjuring‘s critical and commercial acclaim back in 2013 was a little unexpected. Three years later comes the inevitable sequel, and the Warrens are back, questionable sideburns and all, as James Wan (Saw, Insidious, Furious 7) returns to the director’s chair for another cut from their extensive real-life case files.
With your heyday far behind you, how far would you go to relive your glory days?
You might remember that we loved Scott Lyus’ new short Silently Within Your Shadow. Scott’s been touring the short around the UK for the last couple of months, and the film returns to its original home at The Royal George, Soho on July 9th for its next screening. Ahead of that, Scott joined us to answer some rapid-fire questions…