Vinyan Reviews

October 4, 2009
A menacing pseudo-horror thriller with arty aspirations.
October 4, 2009
Du Welz never manages to generate enough menace - this is no Apocalypse Now.
October 4, 2009
Without resorting to cheap frights or bogeymen, Vinyan locates its horror in the human heart of darkness.
October 4, 2009
A dark and pessimistic drama which goes slap-happily mad towards the end but keeps you watching all the same.
October 4, 2009
Horrific and harrowing but the narrative arc could leave the audience unmoved.
October 4, 2009
A remorselessly grim but deeply affecting psychological horror that's likely to bitterly divide its audience. Not for the faint-hearted, Vinyan is a pitch-black, poetic exploration of the nightmare of losing a child.
October 4, 2009
Vinyan is a fine example of art-house horror. It's rich in spooky atmospherics, but it's not really scary.
October 4, 2009
Don't Look Now meets Heart of Darkness.
October 4, 2009
A sense of dread weighs heavy throughout, reinforced by a score so intense that at times it verges on abusive. Yet this is also one of the most gorgeous-looking films in recent memory, with brave, unabashed performances.
October 4, 2009
Steeped in a bleak atmosphere and beautifully made, Vinyan journeys from the credible to the pretentious as the tension mounts and the horror grows increasingly extreme.
October 4, 2009
Du Welz's horror film may be pretty but it's not remotely horrifying.
October 4, 2009
This could have been a strong supernatural thriller in its own right. However, while its premise is potentially decent, too much of the film is spent just waiting for something to happen.
October 4, 2009
A vivid example of style over substance, this textured film creates an overwhelming sense of emotion and dread, but never manages to find a point to it all. It merely gives into the grisliness, leaving us shaken and unstirred.
October 2, 2009
October 2, 2009
August 17, 2009
...an initially strong study of grief that gives way to cheap thrills.
June 26, 2009
May 18, 2009
incredibly intense and, sadly, obtuse
April 3, 2009
The horrid pacing of the project drags it straight down into the mud, where it sits with its feral stars - chattering and writhing pointlessly.
September 18, 2008
...it's ultimately impossible to deny the effectiveness of the astonishingly grim atmosphere.