Directed by: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury
Starring: Chloe Coulloud (Lucie), Marie-Claude Pietragalla (Jessel), Chloe Marcq (Anna), Félix Moati (William), Jérémy Kapone (Ben), Catherine Jacob (Mrs. Wilson), Beatrice Dalle (Lucie’s mother)
Country: France, European Cinema
Language: French (English Subtitles)
Genres: Horror, Gore-Gruesome, Dolls, Domestic Abuse, Body Modification, Teen-Childhood
Plot – Spoilers:
Lucie isn’t squeamish when on her first day as a nurse in training, she only gets to deal with a variety of dying and senile old patients. On the contrary, there is a sensitivity and kindness in her that appeals to some of them. Her final patient for the day is a really old former ballet teacher who’s now in a coma, all alone in a derelict mansion.
Lucie’s supervisor drops a story about a treasure rumoured to be stashed away somewhere in the mansion. For Lucie, the lure of a potential escape from her working-class life is too much to resist, and she returns later that night with her friends in search of the treasure.
The horror in Livid might not live up to what is built up, especially considering this is from the makers of Inside. But there are enough great visuals to sort of make it worth your while.