The other giallo-inspired film to come out this year, Malignant, is director James Wan using all the clout he built up from his blockbusters and horror franchises to create a personal movie just for him. And it’s bonkers. Malignant is a wild masterpiece of horror, unlike anything I’ve ever seen. Following Madison (Annabelle Wallis), as she sees visions of murders as they happen, Malignant is a starkly original murder mystery that keeps you guessing all the way through. While using the trappings of B-movies and giallo films, James Wan crafts his own original style with striking cinematography, a compelling score, and ruthless gore effects. The story just cranks up faster and faster, only getting more insane as the mystery unfolds. I goddamn loved Malignant.
You can watch the interview with James Wan by Knockturnal contributor Antonio Pinheiro here