KANDISHA MOVIE REVIEW
From director/writer team Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury (the ones who brought you the truly disturbing 2007 horror classic “Inside”) comes this new tale of a vengeful spirit killing in spectacularly gory ways the objects of their venom. But this is no ordinary tale of a vengeful spirit killing in spectacularly gory ways the objects of their venom. Three long time friends party around Paris, get in trouble occasionally, tag abandoned buildings with spray paint art, and tell each other scary stories. After one of them escapes from an attempted rape from an ex, in her anger and using her own blood from the encounter, she summons a spirit from a urban legend they had discussed, Aisha Kandisha, a Moroccan woman who exclusively kills men. Much to her surprise, the legend turns out to be true and the sexy spirit (sexy only at first) starts brutally murdering all the men in the three ladies’ life. Desperate for a solution they turn to mysticism for help, but can anything stop her? Certainly not our critics, Chris, Adrian, Chad, and Lewayne who are totally on Kandisha’s side. Especially Adrian who we’ve discovered has…particular tastes
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DIRECTED BY: Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury
STARRING: Mériem Sarolie, Malid Afkir, Suzy Bemba, Bakary Diombera, Sandor Funtek, Félix Glaux-Delporto, Dylan Krief, Mathilde Lamusse, Nassim Lyes, Samarcande Saadi
Christopher Lawrence Cox (Founder, Da Boss)
Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal” turned into a full-time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you. Follow Chris on Twitter and Facebook and check out his Amazon Wish List.
Adrian El Critico (Screener Squad)
Though born and raised in Chicago, this film critic is Mexican to the bone. Adrian has been watching movies since he was a child, many of which might not have been age appropriate. Still, he couldn’t get enough. All throughout his life, friends and family would look to him for his recommendations and reviews on whatever films had come their way. Inspired earlier in life by the likes of Ebert and Roper at The Movies and then later Spill.com, Adrian decided film criticism and analysis provided a great outlet to further his love of film. He began to craft his reviews and thoughts on film in ways he thought would be accessible to devout film hounds as well as the casual viewer. Mixing in jokes, entertaining observations and robust critical analysis, Adrian El Critico may be new to OneOfUs, but he is already making a name for himself on our site. If Horror movies are your thing, get ready to hear his voice.
Chad Halvorsen (Screener Squad)
Chad Halvorsen currently resides in Milwaukee, WI, where he produces and edits commercials, films, and everything in between. He was always a fan of film/television growing up, spending days in the Summer, making (terrible) home movies with his brothers. Little did he know that passion would carry on into adulthood. Since 2006, Chad has worked for several agencies in various departments. Shooting, producing, editing, production management, directing, and when forced to, writing copy. In 2015, Chad decided to take the big leap and become a freelancer. Since then, he’s produced content for Lyft, AT&T, Target, and Discovery Network. His passion lies in entertaining people, making them feel better, even for a moment. All the pain and suffering of this business is worth it, if even just one person views his work. Chad is a frequent podcaster, most notably posing as a co-host for the podcast “The Film Illogical Society.”
Lewayne White (Screener Squad)
Lewayne’s earliest memories are of watching movies and reading comics, which instilled in him a sense of wonder, a vivid imagination, and unrealistic expectations. It also means he spends a lot of time watching movies, writing scripts for them, and trying to get them made. He lives in the middle of middle America after landing there as a child, and has remained there mainly because he hates packing.
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