Shock Till You Drop Movie Review - Among The Living


Alexandre Bustillo and Julian Maury – the duo who delivered the gut-punch that is Inside and the atmospheric Livid – make an exciting, vicious return with a film that channels the magic of child adventure-driven ’80s fare and guts it with the savagery of an early Wes Craven film like The Hills Have Eyes. And although parallels can be drawn to Stephen King and Steven Spielberg, Among the Living has the spirit of a story by Richard Laymon, an author who, to this day, has not been tapped by Hollywood for a film adaptation. This may be the closest thing to a Laymon film you’ll get, save for the movie’s lack of intense eroticism that can sometimes permeate his works.

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