stephanie’s review published on Letterboxd:
still shook about this but it proves we should be looking at what ari aster does next. horror as a whole is one misunderstood genre, now, folk-horror? even more as we haven't seen much from it before, but if done right it can be a satisfying film experience.
dunno how much can i say about the film but given aster wrote this in the middle of a divorce, i think it shows there's a palpable emptiness between christian and dani. and if you care to find parallels with hereditary i'd say you can, no spoilers.
i praise the film for the wonderful work with the score, the sound design, the neverending feeling of dread that everything can go wrong in a matter of seconds, the camera work along with the gorgeous cinematography and florence pugh's heartfelt performance.