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Antrum: The Deadliest Film Ever Made

IMDb Info

Release Year: 2018
Runtime: 1h 35min
Country: Canada
Language: English, Hungarian, Japanese
Genre Tags: Horror
Plot Summary: A young boy and girl enter the forest to dig a hole to hell. Said to be a cursed film from the late 1970s, Antrum examines the horrifying power of storytelling.

Poster - Title Card rating: notes: A genre-bending marvel. A pitch-perfect 70's-style satanic film homage stuffed inside a serious faux documentary. A slow burn mood piece. Unlike most found footage movies, this actually feels real, even though it didn't kill me as it advertised it would.

Outside Reviews:

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The interviews with film critics and experts are all believable, and the movie-within-the-movie is a near pitch-perfect re-creation of 1970s arthouse satanic horror flicks, complete with a theme melody verging on iconic. Even setting aside the bells and whistles, Antrum is an interesting exploration of the power of grief, imagination, and good old-fashioned devil worship. The "subliminal" imagery is effectively unnerving, and the few brief glimpses of the supposed snuff film are all it takes to understand why so many unsuspecting TikTok teens have obsessed over whether the film is real. It's a multifaceted piece of horror, the sum of its parts adding up to one of the more creative, haunting genre releases in recent memory.