The Killing Of A Sacred Deer (2017)

Plot: Famous surgeon Steven Murphey is faced with an impossible task when a young boy infiltrates his family and forces him to make the toughest decision of his life.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos

Starring: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Alicia Silverstone, Raffey Cassidy, Barry Keoghan.


When I first saw the trailer, I thought it was the best trailer I’d ever seen. It was sinister, creepy and eerie. It was different from any I’d ever seen before. Hence, why I was so desperate to see this film, I knew it was going to be different from the norm and that it was. It’s unlike anything I’ve seen before. It’s weird, bizarre and completely crazy.

The soundtrack is probably the best soundtrack from a film I’ve heard in a long time. It was so dark and twisted. It fit so well with the creepy tone of the film. There were a lot of silent scenes, where there wasn’t any talking and there wasn’t any atmosphere really but then you have this really dark and dramatic music that sends shivers down your spine. It was sensational.

Everything about it is completely different. From the camera work to the storyline. It’s extraordinary. If you’re looking for something non-conventional to watch then this is definitely for you. If you’re only into the normal conventions of Hollywood then you will hate the film. I think everyone should at least try it though. You never know, you might enjoy it.

Superbly different and compelling!


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