Evolution

Sometimes horror doesn’t need a butcher knife or other killing tools. The suggestion of something horrifying or unseemly is quite enough to qualify it being in the genre. The idea of a disgusting this is the worst you’ll see here. Implanting embryos, injecting, c-sections. They MAY be the worst you’ll see in this film, but that’s up to how good of an imagination you have.

Evolution (2015)
Évolution (original title)
Not Rated | 1h 21min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 25 November 2016 (USA)

The only residents of young Nicholas’ sea-side town are women and boys. When he sees a corpse in the ocean one day, he begins to question his existence and surroundings. Why must he, and all the other boys, be hospitalised?
Director: Lucile Hadzihalilovic
Writers: Lucile Hadzihalilovic, Alante Kavaite | 1 more credit »
Stars: Max Brebant, Roxane Duran, Julie-Marie Parmentier

The French are good at making art from taboos. Director Lucile Hadzihalilovic is known for being the writer of “Into the Void.” She shows her chops in this one as ditector and co-writer.She out there and out there far. Even with English subtitles, the story has a creepy arcane feel to it.

The mother’som bond is a strong one, especially at their youthful ages. It is strange how she doen’t seem to protect him. He is her “responsibility” among the others but her eyes never hold the coventing love a mother’s should. Things are going on and it’s not hard to figure them out. It is a slow burn but I did enjoy the creepiness of this French film. In all, it never lived up to what I hoped for. I give it a 6/10.

Author: Damien Riley

I write film reviews & record 2 film podcasts: The Damien Riley Podcast and Talking Stars. Thanks for reading and listening, see you at the movies!

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