LOVELY, DARK, AND DEEP – Review by Justina Walford

Lovely, Dark, and Deep is not a slasher film. It is not for mere entertainment. It is an emotional film in a dark, shadow world about grief, regret, and sacrifice. The plot seems perfect for horror: Lennon, a new park ranger in the isolated back-country tries to uncover the truth about her sister who went missing years ago and instead confronts her regret and grief in the supernaturally charged wilderness. We spend much of the film unsure if what we see is her madness or the madness of the wilderness, but we know that as we go on this journey with Lennon, every eerie and haunting moment is connected to the painful process of loss.

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LOVELY, DARK, AND DEEP (Fantasia Fest 23) – Review by Nadine Whitney

Lovely, Dark, and Deep is an extraordinary debut for writer/director Teresa Sutherland. It is magnificent in both its haunting visuals and sophisticated script. Essentially relying on star Georgina Campbell to carry almost every scene, the film allows for Campbell’s external and internal point of view to be the locus for the horror and Campbell delivers the right amount of increasing terror as what is supposed to bring peace becomes an unending nightmare

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