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Footage At The Borderlands: Horror Writer Adam Nevill's Cinematic Baker's Dozen
Sean Kitching , November 28th, 2015 07:33

With his new novel 'Lost Girl' out now, horror author Adam Nevill recommends his favourite recent horror films to Sean Kitching. You are going to want to work through this list.


Child Of God (James Franco, 2013)

I thought this was a fine interpretation of Cormac McCarthy's novel - a dark, tragic and enthralling story of a mentally ill man, cast out from a rural community in Tennessee. Like the novel, the film evokes horror as much as pity in a powerful rendering of psychosis, and an unflinching descent into a feral and savage state, depicted as both childlike and monstrous.

Scott Haze is terrific as Lester Ballard, and the landscape itself is a primary character. There's a great soundtrack too, by the Hell For Certain String Band, and a couple of striking scenes that made me whoop. Take out Texas and the power tools, but you do still have a distant cousin of the Tobe Hooper classic here.