Pod (2015, dir. Mickey Keating)

Siblings journey to the family’s remote holiday home where their brother may be going mad. Not-bad psychological horror which takes an SF/military experiment route than the usual¬†haunting or serial killer options. Falls apart in act 3, tho Larry Fessenden pops up.

In a Valley of Violence (2016, dir. Ti West)

A US Civil War veteran swears revenge on the men who killed his dog. Lean spaghetti western homage, equal parts John Wick and Pale Rider, with lots to enjoy¬†if you’re a genre aficionado. Nothing too original, but diverting nevertheless. The cast plainly has fun.

Stake Land II (AKA The Stakelander) (2016, dir. Dan Berk & Robert Olsen)

After his family is killed, the adult Martin seeks out Mister. Autumnal but impressive sequel to Stake Land, this second part is better on atmosphere than on its lean revenge plot, but is watchable nevertheless.

Stake Land (2010, dir. Jim Mickle)

A teen and a grizzled hunter journey across a post-vampire-apocalypse America. An episodic but imaginative spin on the genre, wth plenty of ideas, some clever spins on old tropes, and a fun central performance.

Darling (2015, dir. Mickey Keating)

A housesitter is driven mad by her new job. Light on plot, but heavy on black and white style and with moments of jumpy weirdness, Darling is a tidy and minimalist psychological horror that makes the most of its limited resources.