The Harbinger (2022)

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The Harbinger (2022). The Harbinger: Directed by Andy Mitton. With Emily Davis, Stephanie Roth Haberle, Laura Heisler, Raymond Anthony Thomas. Monique ventures out of quarantine to visit an old friend who's plagued by nightmares. She finds herself drawn into a hellish dreamscape where she must face her greatest fears – or risk never having existed at all.

“This is a movie that will age like a good wine. Maybe itu0026#39;s too soon for some. The pandemic is still too much on our minds, there are things we prefer not to relive and it brings us anxiety. However, it has much more to say about the memories we leave in the world – or the fear of not leaving them – than just about the pandemic itself (in fact, it parallels those times so well that it didnu0026#39;t need so many direct references, falling a bit in overexposing that and being too much on the nose).u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIu0026#39;m afraid that the number of dreams in the film might turn off some viewers, but this is a film about dreams (or nightmares) and thatu0026#39;s where the film lives. Think of Nightmare on Elm Street and think that here the fears that plague us while we rest also kill us. Perhaps because we are/were not really resting.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eMany other themes are being explored (trauma, family, friends, support, fake news, isolation, depression…), but more importantly, the film never forgets to be a horror film, with very tense scenes, effective enough to have me clinging to my chair – the last one culminating in a brilliantly effective jump scare. Even when everything looks good, we must not let our guard down, and we must not stop fighting, because it is when we relax that we are most vulnerable. Great acting by Gabby Beans who is going to be a star.”


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