Ingenious filmmaking duo Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson return after their highly original 2014 monster movie Spring with a new mindbender. The co-directors (who appear in our opening night film 78/52) play brothers who return to the cult community in which they grew up, interested to see if the once-promised ‘Ascension’ ever materialised. What they discover is unnerving in a way neither they nor the audience can pinpoint, although the creeping terror becomes increasingly tangible the longer the pair remain. Despite explicit references to Moorhead and Benson’s debut Resolution, this eerie mystery remains a one-of-a-kind journey into an uncanny valley.
Preview courtesy of Arrow Films.