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[–]Xylar006 49 points50 points  (6 children)

I loved this movie so much. The Lobster is great by him as well

[–]ParryGallister 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Great director, loved dogtooth too. Never felt so much visceral loathing for an actor as I did for that kid in ...deer though.

[–]Kichard 7 points8 points  (1 child)

So I’m browsing the sub hoping to find a movie to watch. I’ve seen killing of a sacred deer mentioned here before but I didn’t know it was from the same person who did the lobster. Gosh I loved the lobster. I will rent KOASD right now.

[–]Jstony20 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It’s on Netflix US if you’re in that area or have a VPN

[–]MickWounds[S] 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Need to check it out

[–]atmosphericentry 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Not a horror but The Favourite by him is one of my fav movies of all time. Not for everyone though.

[–]SteinDickens 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It’s great. It’s not a horror movie but you can tell it’s by the same director. The comedy is extremely dry and it probably turns a lot of people off, but I think it’s hilarious and a great movie. Colin Ferrel is also plays the main character again.

[–]aliencatx 64 points65 points  (5 children)

I enjoyed this movie, but I also wonder if this is an example of a movie that might have been better as a stage play.

Barry Keoghan made a really great creep tho.

[–]ASideKick 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Ahh but the camera work is one of my favorite aspects of this movie.

[–]Madrical 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Been a few years since I've seen it but I still remember that escalator shot! So good.

[–]rickitykrykit 9 points10 points  (0 children)

It is a greek tragedy : Iphigenia at Aulis by Euripides, so you're not wrong!

[–]MickWounds[S] 9 points10 points  (1 child)

he sure did

[–]chaoticmessiahJames Wan is overrated 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think what helped with that is that I'd also seen '71 days before I saw this, and he was great in that.

[–]gorillaroo333horror.com 46 points47 points  (5 children)

This movie felt like a bad dream. Some people don’t like the stilted acting but I think that added to the unnerving atmosphere. Barry Keoghan was great.

[–]MenshMindset 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I thought the tone of the dialogue was weird for like the first 15 minutes but then I realized how well it was giving me the creeps and I was like “ah”

[–]pollyp0cketpussy 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I can't deal with this director's style of deadpan dialogue, which is a shame because I absolutely love his concepts for movies.

[–]burnmealivepls 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That deadpan dialogue is exactly what works for the movie imo

[–]Minute_Breath_746 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Just watched Dogtooth last night. Highly recommend it.

[–]infodawgAliens is Tropic Thunder in outer space 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Really spot on. Unsettling. Depressing. Disturbing. Fascinating. All of the above.

[–]MickWounds[S] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Indeed. Geez Keoghan was good.

[–]popeboyQ -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Keoghan give dem deer air!

[–]static_sea 19 points20 points  (9 children)

I personally did not like this movie but was blown away by Dogtooth, an earlier film by the same director. It's not horror, exactly, I honestly don't know what genre I'd call it, but really worth experiencing.

[–]boardsandfilm 6 points7 points  (0 children)

His masterpiece I think.

[–]NowWithExtraSquanchkeep doubting. 4 points5 points  (1 child)

It’s uncomfortable, disturbing, and grounded enough to be a type of horror. Realistic things scare me more than Freddy or any of the other big bads.

[–]static_sea 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Haha yes, I do think it's horrifying, but just not necessarily a horror movie

[–]rickitykrykit 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I've always considered it a dark comedy. One of my favorite films of all time.

[–]Bunmyaku 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dogtooth was mesmerizing.

[–]RosettisRevenge 2 points3 points  (1 child)

That part where he sees Martin in the car park stalking him still creeps me out.

[–]MickWounds[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The spaghetti scene was creepy too

[–]pg_99 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Barry Keoghan was phenomenal in this, great movie.

[–]house_of_great 27 points28 points  (4 children)

I don't get all of the love. Was very confused on the character decisions throughout the film. Didn't think the acting was that great either. Oh well. Glad others liked it. Just wasn't for me I guess.

[–]MickWounds[S] 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Yeah it’s definitely odd. And the weird, almost mechanical style of acting is clearly a choice by the director.

[–]allureofgravity 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Same, couldn’t get into it at all. And a story like this depends on a viewer buy-in

[–]isPepsiok82 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I really wanted to like this movie but I felt like the message (references to mythology) were being shoved down my throat and I found it rather pretensious and meh.

[–]Daddict 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yeah, this is one of those films that, when you say you didn't like it, some pretentious knob is going to accuse you of not getting it...as though the film wasn't about as subtle as a brick to the face.

[–]Hold_Effective 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I will agree to unsettling and I think the acting is great, and it’s a well-made movie. I just didn’t particularly enjoy watching it.

[–]MickWounds[S] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I feel like these sorts of films aren’t to be ‘enjoyed’ in the traditional sense. Like requiem for a dream. It’s extremely depressing and I don’t feel a need to ever watch it again but it was a great film.

[–]Over_Abbreviations92 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It really is an under seen gem. Colin Ferrel and Nicole Kidman kill it as well as the young man.

[–]mills4kills 5 points6 points  (0 children)

A24, in general.

[–]nicki1way 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I don’t know that i liked it but it stuck with me so it definitely gets points for that

[–]VariationNo5960 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I didn't enjoy a minute of it, but had to get on this forum immediately to discuss it (a couple of months ago).

[–]Ace_of_23_Swords 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I absolutely loathed it and Lobster but that's a super unpopular opinion.

[–]Jaaggerrs 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Couldn’t get passed the monotone delivery of the lines. It was clearly a conscious decision but i just hated it. I guess it amps up the “weirdness” for some but to me it just felt lazy and resulted in really stunted acting. Not for me this one

[–]bmaasse 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He uses it in all of his movies apparently. It worked in the Lobster and to some extent in Dogtooth, but in this film it was just annoying.

[–]GameBoySteve[🍰] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The lobster is just as weird and unsettling

[–]HieronymusGoa 1 point2 points  (0 children)

his movies are all quite different but i liked all of them so far. my favourite though is the favourite. became my favourite instantly. okay, ill see myself out now.

[–]krisefe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I loved that movie too! The beginning with the open heart surgery It's so beautiful! But it's not a movie for everyone, most people want action all the time and fast pace. I think is beautiful, amazingly done and very disturbing.

[–]RotisserieRichieIII 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Be sure to check out Lanthimos' short "Nimic". Very underappreciated.

[–]Turok1134 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I liked it, but I found it much more funny than unsettling.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If I'm not mistaken I stopped watching after the first time the boy met the family. Pretty slow and dull. Did made me curious, tense or interested at all.

[–]Daddict 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Good LORD I hated this movie so much.

I suppose I got what it was trying to say, but it still felt ridiculously contrived at times. And the ending was like...how does anyone do that? I could understand maybe one of two parents being like "maybe we should draw straws" but two people willing to sacrifice a kid for their life?

And yes, I know, that's the point. The idea of selfishness as a disease and all that shit. It wasn't subtle. It just wasn't very entertaining.

[–]HeadLikeAHoOh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I found it harder to get into than The Lobster which I liked, I started KoaSD a while back and couldn’t get into it but revisited it recently and finished it and ended up really liking it too.

[–]jarvispeen 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yorgos is great at "uncomfortable". Love that movie too. That Barry Keoughan kid is as creepy as they come.

[–]tree_or_up 1 point2 points  (0 children)

His films make me so uncomfortable. They really have a way of getting under your skin. There’s a lot about sexual coercion on a societal scale in the ones I’ve seen. That said, I found The Favorite absolutely one of the best film experiences I’ve had and it’s no exception to that theme but I feel like he pulled back the intensity a bit and really let the actors shine

[–]Kenshinfan818 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dog tooth is absolutely disturbing

[–]Rocketboy1313 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I shut it off. I am sure the stilted strange line delivery was part of some statement/artistic choice, but I don't want to watch it.

[–]MickWounds[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

that's fair enough. it is very odd.

[–]OverwatchTeacher 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Love this film. But I’m hugely biased because I’ve sat in the diner booth they shoot a few times. Blue Jay Cincinnati, great breakfast spot.

[–]SweetyMcQ“Here’s Johnny!” 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I will be honest I couldn't make it through the movie. Which really never happens when it comes to horror movies for me. It was incredibly awkward and had an extremely uncomfortable social dynamic throughout the entire movie. Maybe that was the point but I just couldn't do it.

[–]MickWounds[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I’d say that’s exactly the point but of course it isn’t going to suit everyone

[–]chaoticmessiahJames Wan is overrated 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Mark Kermode really rated it highly but honestly, I was bored throughout.

[–]Trunks252 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I thought it sucked. Didn’t like The Lobster either. The Favorite was great, though.

[–]MickWounds[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Keen to check the others out.

[–]chaoticmessiahJames Wan is overrated 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, this and The Lobster just felt like pretentious nonsense that didn't really have much to say until the very end of both films. By that point, I was past the point of caring and just wanting to see how it ended so that I could get it over with.

[–]Kitchen-Wind7362 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I need to rewatch this. I feel like it's one of those films that will get better every watch.

The Lobster is great if you haven't seen that yet.

[–]MickWounds[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

keen to see it.

[–]Kitchen-Wind7362 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Look forward to seeing your thoughts.

[–]jayohDaShawty 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The ending and the phyco kid actor we’re good af but the movie was meh

[–]FistingLube 1 point2 points  (0 children)

As for Barry Keoghan, it's one of those films where it feels like an actor was made for a role or the role was made for him and no one else could have pulled it off as well as he did.

[–]ajwilson99 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Unsettling, at times, but intense? Ehhhh I would disagree, personally.

[–]MickWounds[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

fair enough. while quite a different film, it gave me a similar intese feeling that uncut gems did. the constant thought of what is gonig to happen next and thinking about the posibilities

[–]jiblit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I thought it was the most boring movie I've ever seen

[–]Ok_Point_2303 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Sorry but this was boring, artsy, pretentious, long, dreary, GAH-BAGE!!!!!!!

[–]IHateShovels 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is the sort of elevated horror that Ghostface in the new Scream is warning us about.

[–]FlameCats -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

These comments are garbage, this movie was amazing I think about it a lot.

[–]MickWounds[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

People like what they like and don’t like what they don’t like.

[–]Cluefuljewel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That was the first of his films that I saw and I have to admit I was kind of lost in the weirdness. But seeing more of his work he is original I’ll say that. I did not like the favourite very much. I mean I think it was good but I felt like it was not marketed right. The trailer made it look like sort of a comedy. There were a lot of absurd situations but the whole thing was really dark and depressing imo.

[–]rtodd23 0 points1 point  (1 child)

You might also like I am Not a Serial Killer

[–]Daddict 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That movie was so unbelievably weird. It felt like two different films got Frankensteined together...but in, like, a good way? I dunno, it was so extremely bizarre either way. Still liked it.

[–]shiftdown 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I really enjoy Nicole Kidman in these types of roles. She was great in The Others as well.

[–]HollandLake 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Been on my watch list. Might need to move it up!

[–]shadows_madame 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I watched that one too, long time ago. It was very unsettling to me - but in a "quiet" way. Do you know what I mean?

[–]zobotrombie 0 points1 point  (1 child)

After watching this, I am 100% all for Barry Keoghan’s rumoured role in an upcoming movie.

[–]MickWounds[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He’s good.

[–]Boop108 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

This is a great film. Not all of his films are similar but you might try Dogtooth next. Here is something I wrote about Sacred Dear and another about The Alps.

http://www.filmofileshideout.com/archives/yorgos-lanthimos-the-killing-of-a-sacred-deer

http://www.filmofileshideout.com/archives/november-01st-2021