Camping trips ain’t what they used to be in times of COVID. First, people stare at you – look, that one wears his mask on his chin! –, then, when you’ve finally found an ideal spot to plant your tent, the owner, fearing contagion, chases you off his property. But it’s midnight and you have nowhere to go. Desperately you knock at the first house you encounter in the dark. An old little lady opens the door. She obviously hasn’t had any visitors since the first lockdown, but she bids you to enter and stay for the night. Her son lives with her, isn’t very talkative. He’s so bored out of his mind that he watches “Popeye” on the TV in a continuous loop. That’s exactly what happens to Rylie (Malin Barr) and Sam (Sawyer Spielberg, very far from home). But soon they notice the odd, suffocating atmosphere in the house is not only due to pandemic social awkwardness. What follows is a slow, hallucinating descent into insanity, in which the country folk show some similarities with another one of our favorite families: THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE folks! Lena Durnham also turns out to stay in the house. And for those who were wondering how she’s been doing since “Girls”… well, not too swell.
Malin Barr & Barbara Kinglsey
|Distributor||VOD Factory / Shadowz|
|Subtitles||EN, FR, NL|
|Production||Little Sky Films|
|Competition(s)||Critics Selection, White Raven Competition|