Post Mortem (Grimmfest Easter) review

Hungarian period horror Post Mortem comes from director Peter Bergendy, who attempt to do something different with ghost mythology.

Setting during the first World War we follow a photographer, who had previously been left for dead on the battlefield, as he investigates a mysterious Hungarian village where it is said that ghosts inhabit.

We get hints to a wider plot as soon as he arrives in the village, as it feels like it is built on unstable ground, this could also be a metaphor for his mental state given the trauma he has experienced serving his country previously.

Post Mortem takes a similar journey as the Conjuring films, with plenty of cracking bones, spirits jumping at people plus plenty of possessions. It does unsettle with some its imagery but there is the feeling we’ve seen a lot of this before.

It does also employ some surreal imagery that someone such as Dario Argento would be proud of.

At nearly two hours though, it is a bloated affair which feels like it could have been wrapped up in 90 minutes.

Post Mortem plays as part of Grimmfest Easter.

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