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A Wounded Fawn(2022)(Review)[Weirdo Wednesday]

Director Travis Stevens presents a film that’s anything but ‘ordinary’. It’s the typical cat-and-mouse type of story where a man brings a woman to his getaway cabin in the woods, but what goes down is not exactly what you would consider to be standard. It’s a story of madness, seduction, and the allure of appeasing bloodthirsty Gods through art.

We watch the film begin at an art auction where a bunch of clients are wagering thousands upon thousands of dollars for a statue that depicts a demon ripping a person to pieces. It is purchased by a woman for her boss, and a man named Bruce shows up at her house to try to convince her to sell it. He is invited inside and has a quick drink when he is then mesmerized by this statue and hallucinates a large owl-shaped figure in the darkness. He brutally murders her and steals it. The majority of the film follows as he attempts to take out his next victim, but things get far more philosophical and existential from here.

Far from the standard slasher formula, this movie is an art film that really tries to explore the depths of madness and what drives someone to such dark areas of their own psyche. It’s very interesting, highly inventive with its beautiful art and camera work, and it lulls you in where you can’t help but watch in awe.

3.5/5
“A Wounded Fawn” is currently streaming on Shudder.

‘Til Next Time,
Mike Cleopatra

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