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They Remain – Review

Review by Mark Longden

They Remain opened theatrically New York (Village East Cinema) on Friday, March 2 and Los Angeles (Laemmle Music Hall) on Friday, March 9 with a national release to follow.

I like the recent blurring of the line between arthouse and genre thriller. I remember reading Justin Cronin’s “The Passage” and everyone got excited that a real serious literary author had written a vampire novel; then the incredibly talented Colson Whitehead wrote “Zone One”. These helped open People are now realizing that you can make a proper, serious movie, with big themes, and have the subject matter be pretty much whatever you like.

I was about to use “Black Mirror” as a further comparison, but then I realized the two things are actually a really good match. Laird Barron wrote short story “-30-”, which would have made a splendid episode of TV, and then producers Peter Askin and Will Battersby,

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