THEY LIVE IN THE GREY *** USA 2022 Dir: Abel & Burlee Vang. 123 mins
Another good supernatural horror from writer / director team The Vang Brothers. Whilst there are a number of familiarities, you can find plenty of uniqueness within.
They Live In The Grey follows Claire (Michelle Krusiec) who realises the family she is investigating is being tormented by a supernatural entity, making their lives a living hell.
Whilst good, this had the potential to be even better. Although I think that was mostly due to the writing and editing. If certain scenes had been cut down and the pacing had been sped up, this would be fantastic. Instead we are left with around 20 minutes of film reel that are entirely un-necessary.
The acting abilities of the main cast were brilliant, showcasing an enjoyable storyline with plenty of misery, ghosts and anguish.
Michelle Krusiec provides a solid performance as Claire Yang the social worker, however I do think she could have sped her pace up. She pauses for effect for a little too long and too often. That said, Krusiec likely did all she could when limited by the script.
The idea of different ghosts struck well and made the story all the more intriguing. Clearly a great idea from The Vang Brothers, but not enough experience to execute the plot in the manner it deserved.
Review by Poppy Blundell