A Wounded Fawn (2022) Review

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A Wounded Fawn (2022) Review

Horrorific content by adrian on December 05th, 2022 | Movie Review | Slow Burn, Love Sick, Killer, Madness, Thriller, Serial Killer, Maniac, Stalker

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It's about a museum curator who goes on a romantic getaway with a charming serial killer and must confront the madness boiling within him.

A Wounded Fawn was directed by Travis Stevens (Jakob's Wife, Girl on the Third Floor) and stars Sarah Lind (Jakob's Wife, The Exorcism of Molly Hartley, and WolfCop), Josh Ruben (Blood Relatives, Scare Me), Malin Barr (The Beta Test, Honeydew), Katie KuangLaksmi HedemarkTanya EverettMarshall Taylor ThurmanLeandro TaubNeal Mayer, and Nikki James.

A Wounded Fawn (2022) Review

When achieving a goal, it's essential to have a good plan in place. With a good plan, things can go right. However, we may leave things up to chance or some other external force without taking responsibility for our own lives. If we don't take control of our own lives, we're giving up our power to shape our destinies.

A Wounded Fawn is a movie about a clash between humanity and an otherworldly force. The film explores the mind of a fragile person caught in the middle of this conflict. You can watch it now on Shudder.

This film is a masterful example of manipulation in terms of its characters and plot. Those who watch it will be left feeling unbalanced and disturbed.

Travis Stevens' Girl on the Third Floor (2019) skillfully resuscitates the saturated narratives of the haunted house genre with its atmospheric manipulation and compelling performances from its cast.

Stevens is known for blending traditional vampire mythology with other elements to create unique and original stories. For example, in 2021, he combined vampires with a story about domestic repression and feminism to create Jakob's Wife. By doing this, Stevens creates both familiar and new stories, which helps keep viewers engaged.

Violent acts carried out by humans against other humans or animals are always rooted in the sense of entitlement and power. This is something that actor Ruben Lundgren communicates perfectly in his portrayal of a predatory man in the film. Throughout the movie's first act, Lundgren's performance is tightrope-like in its precision, conveying a deep sense of man's predatory presence in the world.

Ruben is a charming and unassuming auction agent who always gets his client the rare art they need from local galleries. He knows how to toe the line and sacrifice what is necessary to satisfy his host. However, Bruce teeters on a particular precipice. Despite his calm exterior, Bruce constantly fights the urge to kill, which is always bubbling under the surface. This internal struggle manifests physically, like trembling hands and darting eyes.

He's finding it more and more challenging to keep his killing urges under control.

Ruben slowly changes throughout the film as he becomes increasingly out of control, and this is done deliberately.

Lind acts as a conduit through which the audience will experience this nightmare.

Having gone through one tumultuous relationship before, the protagonist is always cautious until she can no longer stand her discomfort. Her transformation is precisely developed due to the film's screenplay, written by Nathan Faudree and Stevens himself.

The cinematographer and sound designer work together to create a feeling of dread that intensifies as the film progresses. In addition, the discordant score and the strange camera movements keep the viewer off balance, which adds to the sense of unease.

Each of these elements works together to create a feeling of unease that builds up to abject terror, like the singing chorus in Greek theater that announces what is happening to the audience.

Despite its many challenges, A Wounded Fawn always stays true to itself and its vision. This is evident in how it handles its characters' conflicting desires. Even when it would be easy to lose sight of what's essential, A Wounded Fawn remains focused on what matters most.

Sometimes the movie's surrealism feels like it's just for the sake of being surreal.

The film does not make any explicit assertions about madness or the muses that inspired the story. However, it does make a darkly justified comment on misogyny.

The film has an unsettling atmosphere, which may be because it deals with mythological themes.

None of us are supposed to understand the vast divide the film shows, literally and metaphorically. As a result, it always appears strange and otherworldly to the viewer, like something out of a nightmare.

Worth Watching? 

After all, Greek mythology relied on similar flourishes in their narratives as they moved toward their inevitable conclusions, providing the audience with a sense of exhausted, bloody catharsis. It was as if it was always part of the plan.

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