The Gutter’s own Carol Borden watched Thomas Marchese’s From Black. “There has been a wave of horror movies about motherhood, ambivalence about motherhood and reproduction, complicated often witchy women, and grief. Films like: Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook (Australia, 2014), Lucile Hadžihalilović’s Evolution (France, 2015), Alice Lowe’s Prevenge (UK, 2016), Ari Aster’s Hereditary (USA, 2018) and Midsommar (USA, 2019), and Agnieszcka Smoczyńska’s Fugue (Poland, 2018) to more recently, The Adams Family’s Hellbender (USA, 2021), Michelle Garza Cervera’s Huesera: The Bone Woman (Mexico, 2022), Lorcan Finnegan’s Nocebo (Ireland/ Philippines, 2022), Avalon Fast’s Honeycomb (Canada, 2022), and Charlotte Colbert’s She Will (UK, 2022). I can’t say how much Thomas Marchese’s From Black suffers from comparison with my viewings of these films, but it didn’t land for me.”
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