Welcome to the tombs
"I found the right piece for my collection"
Turning an abandoned monastery into a home is the move.
Kind of misleading as there isn't very much ravenous cat action going down but it's got plenty of scummy rich playboy shenanigans, a room full of dusty taxidermy/decapitated heads and its middle of nowhere monastery furnished with relics and cravings for violence is a beautiful enhancer to the entire sinister and dreamy mood/atmosphere Cardona has going on here.
"I think they're sick"
Regardless of The Children having completely different subject matter a double-feature with Wendigo would pair so well due to both having a very specific chill in their bones.
The unease and unknown in this of child innocence transforming into an overbearing thirst for mind games, torment and ruthless violence is harder hitting than most killer children films out there. There's also an uncomfortable evil lurking about in this frigid venture of holiday celebration gone to shit…
"Our intentions shape this world quietly"
The switching back and forth from found footage to good ol' regular filmmaking has its annoyances that sort of take you out of the immersion and the unconventional way of telling its story is odd.... but, the strength of its other qualities such as its creepy mountainside village, spooky use of sound, dive into supernatural evil that is black, vile and covered in weird magic and its surprising emotional weight keep it held above water enough to be a good addition to this little corner of the genre that gets a lot of hate.
"My wife is not well"
Fucking fantastic seeing West back in action.
I like to think part of the conjuring up for X is in regards to all the weirdos advocating against sex, nudity and gore in present day movies (even if it isn't it still rocks). Like West just laughed and went "get fucked" then proceeded to bring forth a sticky erotic sleaze fest of sweat, fucking and blood that also decides to break the weird out barrier over…