Left Turn

Left Turn


Reviewed by: Angus Wolfe Murray

Horror is a genre that has been parodied to pieces and just about everybody has copied Alfred Hitchcock and John Carpenter, until there's nothing new under the bed.

Sean Ellis's 15 minutes of fright is beautifully choreographed and exceptionally well acted. The tension builds slowly. The storyline is innovative, the thrills unexpected. A sense of unease runs through the opening sequences and you don't know why. This is pure athmospheric cinema, nothing to do with shock tactics.

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When the wife of an architect picks up an old woman in a yellow mac during a rain storm, there is something not right about her inability to communicate. She carries a big bag, which suggests woodshed nastiness.

Nightmares are made of this.

Reviewed on: 29 Mar 2003
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A woman gets more than she bargains for when she picks up an old lady hitchhiker.

Director: Sean Ellis

Writer: Sean Ellis

Starring: Lucy Russell, Andy Tiernan, Heather Jay Jones, Una Brandon-Jones

Year: 2001

Runtime: 15 minutes

Country: UK


EIFF 2001

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