Great slow burn chiller with a fragmented plot and excellent photography, sound design and score. I like that the director really managed to convey tension and menace with minimal effort and without resorting to cheap jump scares and heavy exposition. Sure there are some parts that does not really add up but this is heads and shoulders above many other horror movies out there at the moment.
February's wonderfully menacing, eerie, fragmented 1st half devolves into banal exploitation. Perkins tried to take a hackneyed Satanic slasher & dress it up in more interesting clothes. Too bad "subverting tropes" is typically code for "creative bankruptcy."
This is a decent horror, well acted, well directed and with a fantastic soundtrack. There is something stylish and refined about its atmosphere, an anti trash splatter. The story-line however is too fragmented, I guess it is where the director got a bit lost as the different parts do not seem to come together as well as they should have. Excellent debut nevertheless.
To me, this feels like typical nonsense that is heralded as "subversive" or "intellectual" simply because nobody wants anybody else to know they don't understand it. There's nothing to understand. It's an under-cooked effort that (I think) tried to weave a triangular demonic possession tale, but sadly very little of it amounts to anything. Further, they seemed to mistake moody lighting for no lighting. Waste of time.