Infinity Pool (2023)

Brandon Cronenberg directs Alexander Skarsgård, Mia Goth and Cleopatra Coleman in this sci-fi nightmare where a holidaying author discovers a gruesome loophole when he admits to manslaughter in a developing country.

I wasn’t that big a fan of Possessor. This still tastes very much like a movie wearing Dad’s big shoes but they fit a bit more snugly. The new flesh here is truly unpredictable, scary and shocking. A holiday from hell with crushed skulls, arrests, home invasions, orgies and a punishment that feels spiritually worse than the crime. Cronenberg runs with the idea that a fine for a crime, no matter how high, merely puts a price tag on evil if you are rich enough. But then he packs it with transgressive imagery… a child performing an execution, masks made up of papier-mâché injuries and a pool of red gloop that swallows your soul whole. Obviously the highlight of the film is unhinged sex goddess Mia Goth. In a year of fantastic horror performances from her, Infinity Pool’s Tyler Durden in a sarong is a masterclass of gleeful nastiness.


Perfect Double Bill: Possessor (2020)

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