For horror fans looking for something a little different, Piercing could be your new cult hit, as long as you're somewhat prepared to see some nasty imagery. Its absurd nature will certainly divide many, but by that logic, it's easy to recommend.
During the annual short film showcase at Mayhem Film Festival this year, the wide display of upcoming talent struck me. One of the most memorable and entertaining was Kevin Sluder's Heartless: a modern-day retelling of Edgar Allen Poe's classic story The Tell-Tale Heart. Here at Review Avenue, we were lucky enough to interview said director.
Prospect is an intelligent slow burn story of survival and redemption. It mixes familiar aspects of Westerns and Science Fiction to create a world where you can imagine hundreds of stories taking place. Its mythology is enticing, but thankfully the film itself is compact and entertaining.