Livide (Livid)
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Inside co-directors Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo follow up their bloody and intense feature debut with this brooding, phantasmagorical horror film concerning three youths whose greed leads them into an inescapable nightmare. Young caregiver Lucie (Chloé Colloud) is still recovering from her mother's recent suicide when she joins her new boss Mrs. Wilson (Catherine Jacob) in making home visits to their elderly patients. Their last stop of the day is at a dark, labyrinthine mansion owned by Madame Jessel (Marie Claude-Pietragalla), a comatose, former ballet instructor with a stern… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Its internal logic eluded me on first viewing, but Maury and Bustillo compensate with the go-for-broke savagery and viscera that's come to define new French horror."
‑ Scott Tobias, AV Club
"No one faults a spook house for lacking a strong narrative -- we want chills and thrills and an excess of horror imagery that borders on gaudy. In that way, Livid completely delivers."
‑ John Gholson, Movies.com
"...it's ultimately impossible to walk away from the proceedings without feeling a slight sense of disappointment."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Livid is almost all allegory, mood, style, flourish, freak-out and suspense."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, Horror.com
"combines a unique spin on the vampire myth with the fairytale surrealism of Lewis Carroll (via Svankmajer's Alice), the danse macabre of Coppélia (via Argento's Suspiria) and the imagistic poetry of Franju's Eyes Without a Face."
‑ Anton Bitel, Sight and Sound
"'Livid's true gift is its creative madness, a film that's drenched in imagery that will resonate with viewers for decades."
‑ Brad Miska, Bloody Disgusting
"Livid tarts up a grab-bag of supernatural/kids-in-peril B-movie clichés with an arty pretension that grates."
‑ Simon Foster, Screen-Space
"The directors of 'Inside' go in a completely different direction, and the result is (again) a damn good horror film."
‑ Scott Weinberg, FEARnet
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