1h 18min | Action, Horror, Thriller | 30 August 2019 (USA)
A comic book obsessed serial killer teaches his son how to get away with a series of brutal murders until the boy befriends a mysterious man who threatens to expose everything.
Artik isn’t an easy film to sit through, as it’s very primal in its shocks and violence, shows a certain mean spirit and doesn’t try to over-analyze and that way sanitize things – which is exactly why the film ought to play very well with horror audiences, who enjoy their meals raw every once in a while. That’s not to say though that Artik is a mindless blood-and-guts shocker, as the film is rather well put together, both in regards to narrative structure and atmospheric filmmaking, and a solid cast doesn’t hurt too much, either. It’s just a film that really goes for the jugular – in a rather fascinating way.
Director: Tom Botchii Skowronski
Writer: Tom Botchii Skowronski
Stars: Chase Williamson, Jerry G. Angelo, Lauren Ashley Carter
Release Date: 30 August 2019 (USA)