By 13th September 2014Uncategorised

FILM REC: EVIL RISING (also titled SAUNA outside the UK). Interesting location in a Finnish swamp, set just after an interminable war between Sweden and Russia in the 1500s. The film is strong on atmosphere, there’s an effective enigmatic approach to the supernatural, and several chilling touches (after the first time I saw THE INNOCENTS anything featuring bulrushes became unsettling). Echoes of the mighty VALHALLA RISING here too and the lead reminded me of a young Max Von Sydow. I liked it.

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