Livide – French and Tasty

Livide is a 2011 French supernatural horror film directed and written by Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo.

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Within a vast, desolate and slowly decaying mansion an ageing woman lies in a coma kept alive by a life support machine. Assigned to look after her (hey, this is the official blurb – she isn’t exactly ‘assigned to look after her’ but it spoils it not one jot), a young care worker named Lucy discovers that the old woman is Madame Jessel, previously a ballet teacher of some repute and rumored to have hidden great riches inside the house.

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Determined to find the treasure, Lucy and two of her friends break in at night but uncover a darker secret that will throw them into a deadly labyrinth of supernatural hell.

This still is here especially for Julia Kavan

This still is here especially for Julia Kavan

I have to say the French continually turn out better films than food. Livide had some bad reviews – and good – but I enjoyed it. My sole criticism is that in some shots the lighting could have been better: dark is dark, we know, but watching a black screen makes it hard to follow the story. Cependant – 8.5/10