Watch: Matriarch 2022 123movies, Full Movie Online – WORMEATER is a rural British family trauma body horror from writer/director Ben Steiner filmed in the UK with stars Kate Dickie (GAME OF THRONES, THE GREEN KNIGHT) and Jemima Rooper (THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE, upcoming FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC: THE ORIGIN). The film is a thematic successor to Steiner’s 2018 20th Digital short URN..
Plot: Afflicted with a mysterious disease after surviving an overdose, a woman returns to her childhood home to confront her personal demons but instead discovers a real one.
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Family trauma reunion with Mummy
I thought this movie started out decently, but fell apart as things started to unfold, by the end leaving you questioning what you just watched.
It almost felt like the writers/ people Involved/ maybe even the actors were confused on what exactly this plot was. It was very successfully atmospheric and kept you engaged until the third act where things kind of went off the rails. It was all… kind of explained, yet still even after I was left asking why. I think the plot/script needed another couple once overs to really iron it out and make sure it made sense and was cohesive. Regardless, I thought the mother and daughter both did a solid job as far as acting goes with this and there was still some solid creep factor.
I felt this one had a lot more potential that it didn’t quite tap into but was not overwhelmingly unsuccessful. Would recommend but not fervently.
Elegant folk/family horror
I remain apprehensive when approaching a ‘minority’ horror movie (à la Get Out, Hereditary, etc.), because it is quite easy to imagine how this approach could become very formulaic… and yet I have usually been pleasantly surprised! This new ‘genre’ produced a string of excellent films, each cleverly exploring what a different angle can reveal of the tropes around which we the highly-codified horror genre has been assembled.
Matriarch continue this exploration, mixing abusive family with folk horror. The former–a well-trodden ground lately–retains its freshness here thanks to good characterisation and great acting (dislikable but highly watchable Rooper, the sickening and creepy Kate Dickie). The horror elements are very roundly orchestrated (special mention to the original creature design), although the intricacies of the myth could have been exposed more clearly. The filming is competent and much love for the brown and greens of the British country-side is in evidence.
The occasional dashes of burlesque (i.e. The overplayed provinciality of the villagers contrasting with the blasé, big-town lead) are an evident homage to folk horror, but feel somewhat unnecessary in an already busy film. The rhythm is imperfect (marred by an indulgently long set-up, and a hurried conclusion), but on the whole this is a very enjoyable film, subdued and original, and well deserving of your time.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 25 min (85 min)
Director Ben Steiner
Writer Ben Steiner
Actors Jemima Rooper, Kate Dickie, Sarah Paul
Country United States
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