Video: The wilderness is a favourite staging ground for horror filmmakers - but Marcus Alqueres' short Crittus adds some extra dimensions to that concept. Literally. Without spoiling anything, suffice to say this depicts maybe the worst worst-case scenario that could come from a solo camping trip.
Image: Marcus Alqueres
A few years ago, we shared Canadian-Brazilian filmmaker Alqueres' apocalyptic short Lasiurus, which he tells us is now being expanded into a feature. And it must be said that Crittus - shot on an ultra low budget, with a purposefully enigmatic story - also inhabits a world that's ripe for further exploration. Just, uh, bring a buddy with you into the forest next time, won't you?