Indie Horror Month 2021: Under The Skin Still Gets Under Your Skin

Indie Horror Month 2021: Under The Skin Still Gets Under Your Skin
The little indie gem that I chose to discuss for Indie Horror Month is Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin (2014), starring Scarlett Johansson and based on the novel of the same name by Michel Faber. Although indie films, regardless of their genre, have existed for many decades, I truly believe that A24 has made their mark as the face of the modern indie film—especially the horror indie film. The company's fingerprints can be spotted on many of the indie horror films that we have deeply enjoyed for over nearly a decade now.

The VVitch (2015), Midsommar (2019), Hereditary (2018), It Comes at Night (2017), just to name a few, tell their stories in a way where the audience can read what is going on as either a slow-paced drama or a slow-paced horror story. If watched on just a surface level, A24 films have a reasonably understandable plotline. However, if the audience peels back that surface level,
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