Title: Livid AKA: Livid - Das Blut der Ballerinas Year: 2011 Original title: Livide Runtime: 1 hour, 32 minutes Country: France Language: French Subtitles: English,Greek,Brazilian,Bulgarian,Dutch,Italian,Portuguese,Swedish (.srt) Genre: Fantasy | Horror
Director: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury
Cast Chloé Coulloud ... Lucie Klavel Félix Moati ... William Jérémy Kapone ... Ben Catherine Jacob ... Catherine Wilson Béatrice Dalle ... La mère de Lucie Chloé Marcq ... Anna Marie-Claude Pietragalla ... Jessel Loïc Berthezene ... Pierre Klavel Joël Cudennec ... André Marchal Sabine Londault ... Maddy Serge Cabon ... M. Kerrien, le père de William Nathalie Presles ... La mère de Ben et William Adèle Fousse ... Catherine Wilson adolescente Roxanne Fillol Gonzalez ... Ophélie Kallia Charon ... Danseuse 1 June Ribière ... Danseuse 2 / Enfant Halloween (sorcière) / Petite fille en vélo Oriane Azam ... Danseuse 3 Thomas Ribière ... Enfant Halloween (squelette) Laure Latinier ... Enfant Halloween (citrouille)
Plot / Synopsis
"It's young Lucy's first day as a trainee in-house caregiver. She visits Mrs Jessel, an old woman who lies in cerebral coma, by herself, in her large desolate house. Learning by accident that Mrs Jessel, a former dance teacher of repute, supposedly possesses a treasure somewhere in the house, Lucy and friends William and Ben decide to search the house in the hope of finding it. At night, they get into the house, which reveals itself to be increasingly peculiar. Their hunt for Mrs Jessel's treasure leads them into a horrifying supernatural series of events that will change Lucy forever..."
This dark fantasy horror movie is a welcome breath of fresh air Any movie that blatantly refers to the excellent classic HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH gets my respect, but when I realized that they were channeling the often misunderstood and under appreciated Jean Rollin, I knew they were after my own heart. LIVIDE may not be as cringe-worthy as their previous effort À l'INTERIEUR a.k.a. INSIDE (2007) but then what can possibly more so than putting an 8 month pregnant woman in constant peril for 70 minutes as they did with INSIDE? (which I always felt was a bit of a cheap shot as effective as it may be) With LIVIDE directors Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury go supernatural and give the entire movie a phantasmagoric look and feeling that certainly gives many nods to great movies and directors of the past but at the same time they root the film in today's world and don't resort to any cheap tricks which makes this dark fantasy horror movie a very welcome breath of fresh air compared to the tiresome found footage movies and asinine remakes that seem to dominate today's horror movies as well as the repeatedly FAILED attempts to make an '80s throwback.