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DVD Review: ‘The Siren’ 2020 is A Dark and Gritty Fantasy Horror Film

I love fantasy and I love horror, so when both worlds collide it’s usually a magical experience for me. That’s why I was super stoked for The Siren.

The Siren

The new fantasy-horror film from writer-director Perry Blackshear (They Look Like People). The cast includes Evan Dumouchel, MacLeod Andrews, and Margaret Ying Drake.

Official Synopsis for THE SIREN

This is an enthralling, seductive and creepy supernatural tale about cursed star-crossed lovers. Tom (Evan Dumouchel) is a mute man from a sheltered, religious background who is haunted by the childhood accident that cost him his voice. While on a retreat at a lake house, he meets Al (MacLeod Andrews), whose husband drowned in the lake-one of many mysterious deaths there.

The area is marked by a local legend of a lovelorn spirit who haunts the surrounding woods and drowns anyone she encounters. The legend proves all too real when Tom encounters the beautiful creature. Drawn to her immediately, Tom knows he has found his soulmate in the seemingly human Nina (Margaret Ying Drake), who must battle to repress her demonic instincts when she feels the same toward him. Meanwhile, Al, possessed by vengeance, circles the pair, getting ever closer to tracking.

The Siren is a beautiful tale. Original and unique. I love the bond between the characters and how they connect despite their differences and history.

The Siren

What I loved most about this film is the set design and cinematography. It’s breathtaking and magical. Between the story, beautiful scenery, and haunting music, it’s hard to not get swept away with The Siren.

This film is very slow-paced. It’s important to pay close attention to detail when viewing otherwise it’s easy to get lost and confused as to what is going on. It dragged on quite a bit for me towards the middle/end and felt longer than its actual runtime. Although I enjoyed it, I was left wanting more.

Final Thoughts

The DVD includes some special features including an interview with the director that I really enjoyed. If you like fantasy horror films with a dark and gritty storyline, definitely check out The Siren. It is now available (January 28th, 2020) on DVD from Dark Sky Films!

About Tori Danielle

Tori has had a passion for Horror and music ever since she was a little girl. She got bit by the writing bug in high school where she was involved in both the school newspaper and the yearbook. While getting her Bachelors degree, she took Journalism and Creative Writing classes where her passion grew even stronger. Now, in between work and family, she spends all of her spare time indulging in music, Horror movies, and nerdy fandoms, all while running/assisting one of the biggest Horror groups on Facebook and writing for various websites.

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