Sunday, July 8, 2018

Chapter x Chapter Review of FILMS OF THE NEW FRENCH EXTREMITY Chapter 13: Living Womb


 Welcome back to another installment of the Chapter x Chapter series, a column where I take a deep dive into horror reading with a new review for each chapter of the book.  The first book of this series is Films of the New French Extremity:  Visceral Horror and National Identity by Alexandra West.  If you're looking to start from the beginning, I recommend you check out my introduction.

We're nearing the end of our journey through the Films of New French Extremity.  After this we have just one more chapter that features filmmakers of the NFE's ventures into U.S. remakes.  I think it's fitting, then, that we cap off our last of the original NFE films with the very first one I'd ever seen, Alexadre Bustillo and Julien Maury's 2007 film A l'interieur (Inside).  I remember at the time hearing buzz about some hardcore horror films coming out of France and thinking "I'm totally hardcore.  I'll probably love them."