“In the tradition of William Friedkin's The Exorcist, this taps into the same temporal fear that sparks religious feeling.”~J.R. Jones, The Chicago Reader
Aroview: A rigorous arthouse horror-drama that follows a puritan family in 1630s New England as they are torn apart by the apparent forces of black magic and possession.
Researched and constructed in painstaking detail, it is quite exceptional as a rustic historical reconstruction, while its deliberate and largely unsensational approach to the horror elements will both extend and limit an appreciative audience. Scripted in the authentic dialect of the period, subtitles are recommended.
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4 stars (Very Good) Damn spooky and, for those so inclined, rife with potential subtext. Though the visuals alone make this "folk tale" persuasive (sets, lighting, and framing all very evocative), it's the actors that make it unnervingly real. Imperfect but very impressiv~fairbrother