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Yeah, I DNF most horror films because, let’s face it, most horror films are crap…

But last night I watched a rather decent one written and directed by Irish/Welsh film maker Liam Gavin called A DARK SONG.

A determined young woman and a damaged occultist risk their lives and souls to perform a dangerous ritual that will grant them what they want.

It’s a beautifully shot, refreshing twist on an old trope — someone loses someone they love and turns to the occult for palliative effect.

I may have mentioned this before — I’m too lazy to check — but lately since most horror found on Netflix and elsewhere are crap, as previously mentioned, I’ve been getting my cinematic horror fix in short film doses from a fantastic youtube site called Alter.

Here, courtesy of Alter, is another creative twist on the grieving someone turns to the occult to relieve their grief trope that is extremely well-presented in only a matter of minutes.

Not bad, eh?



14 thoughts on “Alter

  1. Interesting. You don’t like horror movies? It’s my fave genre. But I don’t like stuff that’s visually grahpic. Idk it’s a contradicting genre

    1. I love horror movies. I just unlove crappy horror movies. Most horror movies are crap.

      1. Hahaha yes they are!! Especially on Netflix, which i am always watching them on.

        1. Same. It’s a strange, crazy addiction…

          1. It’s very weird. I can’t even think of a good one to reference – tho I think there are some

          2. Oh yeah, they’re out there; just gotta sift through a lot of garbage to get to them. The Witch is probably the best one I’ve seen in a long time. Berberian Sound Studio which I recently posted about is also very good. While I didn’t like Hereditary, I look forward to seeing Aster’s Midsommar…

          3. The witch freaked me out!! And that reminds me of the tusk! Traumatizing but I could not look away. From either of those

          4. Never heard of the tusk. Will have to investigate.

          5. You haven’t heard of Tusk!?!?! Idr if there’s a the or not. OMG. Go watch the trailer right now

          6. Looks promising; although I have a hard time watching any movie with Justin Long since he’ll always and forever be the Apple dude to me…

          7. See I love him from Maybe hes just not that into you. LOL but seriously, it flipped me out. I would never watch it again.

          8. Haven’t seen hereditary because I can pretty much guess

  2. Yep, there aren’t many real decent horror films out there, or at least they start off great and then the ending normally falls short .. ‘The Conjuring’ series is pretty good

    1. Concur, wholeheartedly. The ending of A Dark Song is pretty hokey. I like The Conjuring; haven’t seen any of the others yet.

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