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John Nelson-Burton United Kingdom, 1976

Adam Whybray's rating of the film Beasts: Baby

A pretty perfect decaying morsel of '70s ambient horror. Digs even deeper than the likes of 'Children of the Stones' or similar examples of British folk horror. The boorishness of the men, especially the aggressive, sneering husband, make Jane Wymark's Jo's disintegration into psychosis (if that is what it is) a relatable self-protective strategy. The chilly silence helps create a sense of absolute barrenness.