THE DEEP DARK (Sitges 2023) – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

with The Deep Dark Mathieu Turi again reveals a fascination with mazes and puzzles as a source of inspiration for his particular brand of claustrophobic, high tension dark fantasies. Set predominantly in the underground tunnels of the French mines, The Deep Dark is a film that does a lot with a little and despite its confined space and lack of light, Turi and his crew – particularly cinematographer Alain Duplantier – craft a dense, nuanced world where the bulk of the film’s action takes place.

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MEANDER – Review by Maitland McDonagh

Comparisons to 1997’s Cube and its sequels are inevitable. The first film earned its notoriety by giving claustrophobic viewers nightmares and everyone else bragging rights for not squirming long after the credits rolled and Meander operates by the same playbook. But Meander is more visceral from the outset. Writer and director Mathieu Turi has built in some nasty surprises that keep it from becoming tediously repetitive–just consistently dark

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