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[SXSW ’14 Review] ‘Among the Living’ Delivers Unrelentingly Beautiful Carnage!

Among the Living

While you guys wait for Livide to be pulled from distribution hell, Inside directors Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo quietly made their third horror venture, the 80’s inspired Among the Living, which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival this past weekend.

Living turns on three youngsters who skip school, wander around an abandoned amusement park and suddenly see a woman in chains being dragged through a field by a man in a clown’s mask. Worse still, the masked man catches a glimpse of the boys…

Evan Dickson attended the film’s festival premiere and came with some good (not great) news.

Firstly, “Maury and Bustillo’s status as masters of imagery, mood and unrelentingly beautiful carnage remains intact,” he explains in his review, further talking more about just how good the duo are. “Klarence, a villain with a simple yet almost iconic and mesmerizing appearance, begins to hunt down each of the boy’s families looking to eliminate witnesses. And it’s here (along with a brutal opening to the film) that we’re reminded why Bustillo and Maury are masters of both atmosphere and gore.

You can read the entire review by clicking the above link.



  • djblack1313

    Evan i’m glad you liked the movie and i’m dying to see it but all this does is piss me off that the horrible fucking Weinsteins are sitting on LIVID for no conceivably understandable reason.

    • djblack1313

      the movie Livid IS available for viewing. just check around the regular places online.

      BD, you can erase this but i’ll keep reposting it. if they won’t release a movie that was made and released in other markets years ago then people should seek out these movies in other ways.

      i look forward to reposting this comment once you delete it again.

      • thezombieepidemic

        I found a region-free copy on bluray late last year on

  • Chrissie-Watkins

    I wanna see!

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