Czechoslovak actor and director Juraj Herz passed away this week at the age of 83. He is responsible for some of the country's most popular cult classic films including Cremator and Beauty and the Beast.
John Krasinski's A Quiet Place is terrifying and supposedly reinventing the horror genre. Yes, it's out all over the world right now... everywhere except here. Never fear however, it is coming.
The Cloverfield Paradox is a wholly conventional and typical sci-fi horror that does little for the genre and nothing for the mysterious universe to which it belongs.
Queer supernatural thriller Thelma is to premiere in Prague's Kino Pilotů on Monday the 4th of December. The premiere will be the only English friendly screening for the foreseeable future.
Be2Can distribution will host the premiere of the new Yorgos Lanthimos film The Killing of a Sacred Deer, starring Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman, on November 1 in Prague's Kino Svetozor.
Despite not having a wide range of generic horror movies, and not being a country that traditionally celebrates Halloween, the Czech Republic's film industry is still known for its wholly original and bizarre taste in film and animation. From the influential and undeniably creepy animations of Karel Zeman and Jan Svankmajer to the philosophical and truly bizarre works in the Czech New Wave era of cinema, these titles will get you in the mood.
Currently screening at Prague's Be2Can, The Killing of a Sacred Deer is a wild, unconventional, and wholly unpredictable horror film with tremendous psychological depth, which somehow blends seamlessly with director Yorgos Lanthimos' signature quickfire wit and dialogue.