WHITE COFFIN (FrightFest 2016)

PrintE-mail Written by Jonathan Anderson

Virginia (Cardinali) is travelling through the countryside with her daughter Rebeca (Duranda), who she has kidnapped from her estranged husband. She gets a flat tyre and a kind stranger (Ferro) helps her, warning her not to stay in the area for too long. Later, at a petrol station, Rebeca is kidnapped by a mysterious man driving a tow truck. She gives chase, only for an ambulance to purposefully run her off the road, killing her. A priest (Dreizik), somehow connected to the kidnapping, gives her a Christian burial. She is then brought back to life for eight hours, guided by the stranger from earlier who tells her to save her daughter she has to find ‘the white coffin’. The only problem is, she’s up against two other women with the same predicament, and a demonic sect determined for her to fail.

Watching White Coffin is a surreal experience. Part of it reminds you of 1970s European horror, and part of it feels like you’ve just woken up to a strange soap opera on your hotel room TV in a foreign country.  One thing brutally refreshing about it is kids can actually die – and in horrible ways – and you realise that there’s no holds barred in this film. You have a fast-paced race against time scenario, interspersed with a circular saw wielding maniac (another ‘70s throwback) and the odd gallon of blood. There’s an obvious twist at the end, but the film is fresh and unique and likely to become a cult classic.

WHITE COFFIN / DIRECTOR: DANIEL DE LA VEGA / SCREENPLAY: ADRIAN GARCIA BOGLIANO, RAMIRO GARCIA BOGLIANO / STARRING: JULIETA CARDINALI, RAFAEL FERRO, ELEONORA WEXLER, DAMIAN DREIZIK


 


Suggested Articles:
Wait, why are they still filming all of this? Because a vicious serial killer has broken in and inst
First thing's first, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children isn't Tim Burton's next classic. By
Lured by the promise of a reunion with his lost girlfriend Rachel, psychic drifter Zack is taken to
Breaking news: it turns out you probably shouldn't believe everything Nigel Farage tells you. Far f
scroll back to top

Add comment

Security code
Refresh

Other articles in Movie Reviews

HANGMAN 29 September 2016

MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN 29 September 2016

THE MIND'S EYE 29 September 2016

DOWN UNDER 27 September 2016

SWISS ARMY MAN 27 September 2016

UNDER THE SHADOW 26 September 2016

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN 23 September 2016

VAMPIRE RESURRECTION 21 September 2016

CLOWNTOWN 21 September 2016

31 20 September 2016

- Entire Category -

Sign up today!
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner