Nightsiren

critic Reviews

, 93% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Alexandra Heller-NicholasAWFJ.org
    This is a canny, emotionally impactful film that shows just how powerful folk horror can be as a tool to address urgent aspects of the present day.
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    Matthew MonagleAustin Chronicle
    Nightsiren is a bewitching film that will hopefully work its magic on countless horror audiences to come.
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    Dennis Harvey48 Hills
    It’s a very handsome-looking movie that doesn’t entirely pull together, but provides a lot of intriguing elements to chew on.
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    Roger MooreMovie Nation
    Too ponderous and self-serious to ever earn the label "exploitation," but with all the nudity, sex and sexual violence in a somewhat-less-than-it-seems story, that's where it belongs.
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    Tanner GordonSpectrum Culture
    It’s only a horror movie as much as the reality it portrays is horrific, but it nevertheless engages with much of the eerie, mystifying imagery that has made folk horror so alluring as a subgenre.

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    MontiLee StormerMovieReelist.com
    The far from linear approach creates a dreamlike narrative where there isn’t a single reliable memory. The tropes of the witch in the woods, the creepy cabin, missing children can be rationally explained, but no one ever rallied a mob from common sense.
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    Keri O'SheaWarped Perspective
    This sober, sombre film is always a visual treat with a formidable atmosphere and lots of interesting layering to unpick&#59; if only, if only a few more loose ends were tied up.
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    Walter ChawFilm Freak Central
    What's different about Nightsiren is how the cries of "witch," the public excoriations and publicly-sanctioned mortifications, happen in the present--in the wilds of a modern Slovakia...
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    Caitlyn DownsScaredSheepless.com
    Nightsiren never wants viewers to be completely comfortable, frequently presenting challenging scenes and ideas. Despite that discomfort, the story within is a gripping one that feels bigger than the narrative mysteries it details.
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    Jennie KermodeEye for Film
    Nvotová is well versed in the language of the horror film, and some scenes echo the early work of Neil Jordan, but go much further in their hallucinatory concatenation of the forest wild and the monstrous feminine.
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