I’ve said it a thousand times, Sundance Film Festival the past few years has been the epicentre for whats hot in horror. Those films have been mentioned (& reviewed), now add Amulet to the coming soon list.
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The film is another directorial feature debut, this time for British actress, Romola Garai (Atonement) and for a first feature, she’s not holding anything back!
The film tells the story of an homeless ex-soldier Tomasz whose given a place to stay in London. Staying with a young woman and her dying elderly mother soon he falls in love with her. It’s at this point Tomasz starts to noticing strange creepy things happening and that something sinister might be going on.
2020 is certainly turning out to be the year of female directed horrors. With Natalie Erika James‘ Relic and Rose Glass‘ Saint Maud. The three films are very atmospheric and look to play on the sounds to play up the fear factor. Amulet looks unsettling, spine chiller…
AMULET follows Tomaz (Secareanu), a former soldier who is left homeless after an accident and takes refuge in the decaying home of Magda (Juri), a lonely young woman in desperate need of help as she cares for her ailing mother. At first hesitant, Magda soon welcomes Tomaz into their lives. But as he gets closer to and begins to fall for Magda, Tomaz notices strange and unexplainable phenomena. Something seems very wrong with the mysterious old woman who never leaves the top floor, and Tomaz begins to suspect that Magda may in fact be a prisoner to her otherworldly bidding.
The film stars Alec Secareanu and Carla Juri, with Angeliki Papoulia and Imelda Staunton.
There’s no word on who and when this one will be released in the UK and Ireland. In the US, Amulet is set for a limited cinema release and VOD on 24th July (all subject to change with Covid-19).