Yesterday we brought you a review for the brand new adaptation of "Mortal Kombat", and tonight we bring you a review for another brand new film.
"In The Earth" is a microbudget film written in 15 days during the beginning of the pandemic by director Ben Wheatley (Kill List, A Field in England). When a deadly virus begins infecting humanity, a scientist and a park ranger make their way through the woods to find another scientist whose been experimenting - and unheard from - for months.
The movie is one part psychedelic hallucinations, one part visceral violence, and one part Pagan folklore. It's an interesting set up where we see modern day science and deep rooted mysticism collide. There's mushroom spores constantly infiltrating the air and altering their perception, and there's also other people squatting in the woods trying to survive the plague.
The film is rather intense, combining pitch black terror and psychedelic images with electronic drum & bass and bright strobe lights. (I would STRONGLY advise an epileptic warning on this film.)
It's more fun than you might expect it to be, and it has some strong images that will burn their way through your retinas as you have an experience in your seat. Has a similar vibe to 'Blair Witch' meets 'Annihilation'.
For Earth Day, my girlfriend and I went to see this in theatres - there was only one other couple in attendance who sounded like they hated it, but me and her have talked about for days.
"In The Earth" is currently streaming in theatres and VOD.
'Til Next Time, Mike Cleopatra