I spent a lot of last year waiting to get my eyes on Tilman Singer’s feature film debut, Luz. Lucky for me, it was screening at the 2018 Knoxville Horror Film Festival—an annual stop for me and my buds.
Interestingly enough, I couldn’t find the words to review it at the time. Luz is a strange, beautiful beast, and now that it is finally hitting select theaters and digital platforms, our very own Jessica Rose is giving it the full review treatment just in time for release.
Shooting entirely on 16mm, first time feature film director Tilman Singer pays homage to horror masters David Cronenberg, Dario Argento, and Lucio Fulci, while infusing the genre with a fresh take of his own. Luz opens theatrically in New York (IFC Center, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema City Point, Nitehawk Cinema Williamsburg) and Los Angeles (Laemmle Monica, Laemmle Glendale) on Friday, July 19 with a national release to follow.
We’ll have more release information in the coming weeks, but until then, check out the trailer and brand new poster, below.
Luz begins as a young female cabdriver (Luana Velis, in the title role) drags herself into a run-down police station. However, a demonic entity follows her there, determined to finally be close to the woman it loves.