One of the most basic facts of horror writing is that real terror requires isolation. It’s nearly impossible to keep characters in scary situations if there’s easy help right around the corner, or plenty of sympathetic people to consult about the problem. Horror stories find different ways to isolate the victims, by setting stories in desolate, out-of-the-way places (like The Texas Chain Saw Massacre or Psycho), or by putting characters in situations where other people won’t believe them, or just can’t help. (The Babadook and It Follows are terrific recent examples.)
Nicolas Pesce’s gory writing and directing debut Eyes Of My Mother goes all-in on the idea of a remote location where horrible things can happen, and no one will ever know….
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