Separation (2021) is an American horror film directed by William Brent Bell, who devoted his entire filmography to horror films (whether he was more or less successful is another matter) and certainly left critics and audiences divided. The film summarizes all the horror topics seen in the last few decades, there is a clear james wan on your account, but takes them even to a higher puppet level.
Original title: separation
Friend Rupert (jeff van)
Violet McGraw (Jenny Vahn)
Madeline Brewery (Samantha finally)
Mamie Gummer (Maggie Vahn)
Brian Cox (Paul Rivers)
Eric T. Miller (Connor Gibbons)
Simon Quarterman (Alan Ross)
Duration: 107 minutes
Parents: United States
Principal: William Brent Bell
Road map: Nick Amadeus, Josh Braun
Photography: Karl-Walter Lindenlaub
Music: Brett Detar
Trailer for ‘Separation’
Synopsis for ‘Separation’
Jenny is an eight-year-old girl who leads a lonely but imaginative life surrounded by puppets based on her father’s works. But when his mother is tragically killed in a car accident and his grandfather seeks custody, the puppets and other characters suddenly come to life in a terrifying way. At first, Jenny is the only person who believes they are real, however, the dolls put everyone’s lives in danger.
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Separation It is not surprising, of course, in its plot or the development of its plot. What we find is a film that follows step by step the same clichés seen in horror films. Especially the film is reminiscent of the early works of james wan, What silence of evil (2007), with whom he shares an excessive taste for the puppet and the excessive. even for himself William Brent Bell, with your stay alive (2006), a film that wasn’t afraid to be ridiculous, and that failed miserably, and with whom it shares a certain visual style.
Separation presents us with the pain of a single father, played by Brian Cox, who must assume his wife wants to get a divorce and take their baby girl forever, played by violet mcgraw. However, unexpected things will happen, in a series of events that remind us of the afternoon movies that Antena 3 broadcasts on weekends.
The fact is that Separation It’s one of those movies that you throw in the pool… without caring if it’s full or empty. There’s no sense of the ridiculous at any point, which makes it pretty much a hyperbolic work, which is saturated with continuous twists, some of it tabletop movies, and for some odd reason, they manage to hook you if you share the same vibe as the movie. and you can free yourself from prejudice. Expect a good feast, come on.
Obviously, faced with such a unique film, the reactions it manages to arouse are completely varied. It may be that in some scenes he manages to create a disturbing atmosphere by resorting to elements from outside and inside the field already explored by james wan On numerous occasions. However, the best moments Separation These are precisely the ones in which it seems that there is no one behind the wheel and in which everything is precisely exaggerated.
Separation He also bets on a production design that certainly follows the same path as the spirit of the film. On the one hand, our protagonist is a frustrated comic book artist, who in the past has tried to carry out a rather sinister puppet project that is important in the film. It’s not the most original design in the world… on the contrary, they’re a little rough, but in the same way, strangely, they’re also effective. Also the character of Brian Cox It also shows part of his sketches, which follow a unique visual style. Of course, everything is clear within a mainstream category, without expecting anything especially original or outside those margins.
On the other hand, we have some obvious errors on a creative level, such as certain scenes in which our main character seems to be in some kind of trance, and which are resolved by means of an absurd red filter that invades the entire screen and that has no type of logical justification, and what is worse, aesthetically they are a pain in the eyes.
Separation it’s not a smart movie. It’s the natural path that a certain part of the horror takes conventional faced with the impossibility of creating new forms, and that the only thing it does is to take the previous ones to the purest paroxysm. And yet, for some strange reason, this accident has a fascinating part that keeps us from taking our eyes off the film.
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