Brooklyn Horror Film Festival Presents: ‘I Remember You’ (2017)

At this year’s Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, I was given the opportunity to watch a dark, doleful Icelandic tale called I Remember You (AKA Ég man þig). Directed by Oskar Thór Axelsson, I Remember You is a story of love, loss and pitch black horror.

It took nearly the entire movie to figure out why the couple, Katrín and Garðar, that bought the dilapidated house were so tense around each other and the friend they brought along for the ride. Talk about an elephant in the room. There was no telling what the manically obsessed psychiatrist, Freyr, would do to finally find his missing son, including smack around old ladies. Just to confuse the sudience more, they throw in the story of another missing child case from the 1950s and an old lady who hangs herself in a church. Confused? I sure as hell was. Luckily, all of these seemingly unrelated storylines eventually converged, dovetailing in dangerous – and supernatural – results. Seriously, my jaw was on the floor once I realized what was going on.

Sure, there were some confusing moments. Yes, this movie is dark as pitch. Did I enjoy it? I will say that once I dredged through this incredibly slow burn, I was surprisingly satisfied with the film’s conclusion.

I Remember You will release on IFC Midnight on November 10th. So mark your calendars and be prepared for a bumpy ride.

About Tracy Allen

As the co-owner and Editor-in-Chief of PopHorror.com, Tracy has learned a lot about independent horror films and the people who love them. Now an approved critic for Rotten Tomatoes, she hopes the masses will follow her reviews back to PopHorror and learn more about the creativity and uniqueness of indie horror movies.

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