Lucie (Chloé Coulloud), a young nurse, is training to work as an at-home caregiver for the comatose Mrs. Jessel (Marie-Claude Pietragalla). When Lucie hears a rumor that there’s treasure hidden somewhere in the old woman’s house, she enlists her friends, William (Félix Moati) and Ben (Jérémy Kapone), to investigate. But as the trio searches for the mysterious valuables, they encounter a series of supernatural horrors.
I recently heard a critic argue that the filmmakers meant this to be a kind of unofficial sequel to the *Suspiria* story—watching the movie with this in mind adds a layer of appreciation, but I still find the execution frustrating, especially in comparison to something like their superior *Inside*.
A wonderfully atmospheric opening section and likeable lead character is thrown away because "Livid" commits the very worst horror movie sin of all -over-elaboration; in this case by giving way to a preposterous vampire ballerina storyline. That kind of thing makes me...well, livid.
Belli i titoli di testa, peccato poi ci abbiano attaccato un film di merda dietro. A parte provare per l'ennesima volta che la saga di Silent Hill è l'influenza più palese negli horror degli ultimi 15 anni, non aggiunge davvero nulla essendo stato scritto dalle stesse scimmiette che fanno la manutenzione di google nel tempo libero.
Disappointing effort from these guys. If you're gonna tackle the dark fairy tale genre, you should embrace it much more fully. That 45 min set up was just too long, and the stock slasher-movie characters are not necessary at all. I still consider this a respectable effort, with great atmosphere and a couple of good set pieces, and would like for Maury & Bustillo to try again something in this line. Only much better.