Club Imagine: From Black
An occult trip into the heart of a mysterious disapperance, ‘From Black’ will thrill those brave enough to venture into its dark heart.
Cora, an ex-junkie single mother, lives with the crushing guilt of having her only son gone missing whilst she was high – a chance encounter with a kindred man at a recovery group will present her with the chance to find out exactly what happened that fateful day: but can she bear the heavy and exacting price?
Thomas Marchese’s unusual supernatural horror film deftly blends several genres utilizing a layered narrative structure to explore the past, present and future of Cora – a flawed but deelpy human character. Set within the fringes of American society, in a town that could be anywhere and is literally nowhere, ‘From Black’ looks at the cost of destructive human behaviour whilst never taking its eye off the scares. Moody and disquieting, the film plays out like a cross-over between ‘The Vanishing’ and ‘A Dark Song’ bringing together the mystery of what happened to Cora’s son into a world of occult magick with the twitchy Abel playing uneasy guide to Cora whose desperation is blinding to all that surrounds her. An understated, uneasy trip into the darkness that surrounds us.
Met | With Anna Camp, John Ales, Travis Hammer