DEMENTER – Review by Liz Whittemore
With a style that feels like half documentary and half horror, Dementer is a bone-chilling watch. The score and sound editing make your skin crawl. This film is one of the most disturbing watches of the year so far. The mystery of Katie’s past rolls out slowly. It’s a truly disturbing way to tell this story. As a Mom of a child on the spectrum, this film felt extra vile, and I do mean that as a compliment.
The anxiety I felt watching was on another level. The running theme of evil attaching itself to the most innocent souls will hit differently for viewers. The setting mostly takes place at a skills center and group home for adults with special needs. As Katie and one of her clients, Stephanie, are affected by trauma and potential possession your heart races. Katie’s backstory is so lush. We are bombarded with clues and yet thoroughly allows us to explore the possibilities of how her clearly sad and fraught journey began. Continue reading on I SCREAM YOU SCREAM