There’s one thing to say about Enys Men is that it’s going to be very difficult to understand what is even going on. It is a Cornish folk horror exploring isolation and the descent into madness that it brings.
The plot see a wildlife volunteer on a remote island observing a flower. One day changes happen that blend the lines between reality and dreams, and everything is never the same.
Let’s start with the title of the movie which is a Cornish word that means Stone Island. The volunteer is a woman and we watch her daily routine which involves observing the flower, throwing a stone down a hole, then going home, starting her generator, and marking in a notebook her observations.
It’s a very much a slow burn, in a way it reminded me of Skinamarink in a way where nothing really seems to happen to the naked eye. Then eventually the weirdness starts to creep in little by little. There are time jumps that happen that you won’t even realize are time jumps. The line between reality and fiction get blurred so much that it will be hard to distinguish between the two. Its going to leave the average viewer confused that’s for certain.
The way this movie was filmed, and with the color palettes, I thought that was pretty good. The horror aspect is maybe based on isolation and how that drives a person to the point they can’t tell the real from the unreal. For me, it may take multiple viewings to say whether it’s good or not. All I can say is that it’s very weird and the ending doesn’t help matters either in helping understand exactly what is all going on.
If you are curious to see this one and form your own opinions, this film is currently streaming on Hulu.
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Till next time, stay scared!
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