A childhood nightmare becomes one of the darkest fantasies of recent cinema on Disney +

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The folklore of the different corners of the world has long been an infallible source of nightmares for horror movies. From the traditional ghosts and monsters of feudal Japan to the haunted houses of rancid British ancestry, going through the terrifying catalog of traditional monstrosities of Latin America. And in North America they have the Wendigo, a creature of the tribes settled in the area before the arrival of the settlers and that displays all its terrifying personality in ‘Antlers. sinister creature‘, which you can already see on Disney +.

It is a Guillermo del Toro production directed by Scott Cooper adapting a story by Nick Antosca, who also co-writes the screenplay. Antosca is the creator of series that have recently revolutionized television horror, such as the magnificent ‘Channel Zero’ and ‘New flavor of cherry’. And although here is something more restrained, something of his perverse personality and his vigor when conceiving new monsters transpires in ‘Antlers’.

In it we meet a teacher who returns to the small town where she grew up, temporarily moving in with her brother, the police chief. While we are discovering the traumatic past that both share, the new teacher suspects that one of her students may be going through a similar situation. Just as brutally mutilated bodies begin to appear in a nearby forest.

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We are facing a commercial but forceful gem, which comes from the remains of the Fox bought by Disney, like ‘The Empty Man’. And although ‘Antlers’ is not as forceful as that one, it does have a creature, the Wendigo, with a very interesting design, and a subtext that reflects on the most impoverished United States and far from the big citiess, in a dark world and in permanent crisis.

The folklore of the different corners of the world has long been an infallible source of nightmares for horror movies.…

The folklore of the different corners of the world has long been an infallible source of nightmares for horror movies.…

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