“Antichrist,” “Buried,” “Dirty Harry” … the characters in these movies all have a terrifying story to delve into – they’ve all been buried alive.
Highlights this month include “sex, lies and videotape,” “Shine” and “(500) Days of Summer.”
The world of film is changing. For one thing, there’s not much actual film anymore. The future is digital; more and more, it’s streaming on our computers, too. Every week in FYIVOD, we survey the landscape online movies to bring you a snapshot of what’s available. This week, we’re looking at claustrophobic horror movies. Don’t go in there! And definitely don’t close that door! And whatever you do, don’t turn on that light!!
THIS WEEK’S THEME: Claustrophobic Horror
Until Thursday, Sundance Film Festival watchers from afar could have been forgiven for concluding that the increased emphasis on art, rather than on commerce, in the festival offerings this year may have worked all too well. Many of the films making their debuts were wowing critics, but the money people appeared to be unimpressed, or at least not impressed enough to open their wallets. Or at least opening them too often.