The wealth of film hitting theaters and VOD services is enough to overwhelm even the most discerning cinephile, which is why it matters to remain open to films beyond your borders both physical and metaphysical. Locking ourselves into genres, into countries, is a great way to miss out on films worthy of attention, films like "Ghost Stories" from the U.K., "The Orphanage" ("El orfanato") from Spain, or the riveting adaptation of French novel "La nuit a dévoré le monde" ("The Night Eats The World" in the U.S.) from first-time feature director Dominique Rocher. Each of these films plays the audience's expectations for a genre film against them – supernatural specters petrify, ghosts terrify, and zombies are unrelenting – to surprising success. For "The Night Eats The World", Rocher utilizes familiar tropes and nods to other famous films, all while shifting the narrative focus toward one man’s retention of humanity in the starkest of situations.
Full review: https://elementsofmadness.com/2018/07/20/tnetw/