New Italian Horror Comes 'Across The River'

Jun 02, 2014 865

Horror film buffs starved for the kind of creepy, highly atmospheric terror neglected by most mainstream fright flicks may want to make their way to Chicago Filmmakers on June 7. That's when the media arts group, along with the Chicago Cinema Society, will present the Chicago premiere of the Italian chiller, Across the River.

Described by the CCS as taking "a slow-building, intense crescendo approach to its atmosphere of disorientation and dread," Across the River generated much positive feedback when it had its world premiere last summer at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal (the top global festival for genre films). The nearly dialogue-free film follows a wildlife biologist who discovers an abandoned village and the menace within.

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