The Golem (2018) (Blu-ray Review)
DIRECTED BY: Doron Paz, Yoav Paz
STARRING: Alex Tritenko, Brynie Furstenberg, Hani Furstenberg
RATED: UR/REGION A/1:85/1080P/NUMBER OF DISCS 1
AVAILABLE FROM Epic Pictures
During an outbreak of a deadly plague, a mystical woman must save her tight-knit Jewish community from foreign invaders, but the entity she conjures to protect them is a far greater evil.
Way back in the day the people of a village summoned what is called a “Golem”. Well, that didn’t turn out very well as it slaughtered many of the people who summoned it. Now we go ahead in time and this same village is now having trouble with another group of people who are dying of the plague and blaming them because none of them are sick. Things get all sorts of violent and crazy, so a grieving woman who never got over the loss of her child now summons another Golem to help the village and herself. So, yes, you will be seeing all sorts of violence in this one and you’ll also be seeing a bit of a deeper meaning and theme to everything when you trouble look at other things about the movie other than just the fact we have a Golem ripping out hearts and causing heads to explode. Not that anything is even wrong with that, because that is pretty damn cool too.
The movie has a different setting that you don’t see every day. It also plays into some themes that perhaps doesn’t get focused on enough either when it comes to horror movies. The Golem is an interesting concept and the characters in the movie make for some interesting people as well. You can never be too sure what is going to happen next in this one and it’s a rare deal where not only do you have some cool gore moments but you also get a very good plot that at times doesn’t want to give you a clear cut good or bad guy. There’s a bit of shade of grey here with everyone and that is what makes it really work here.
– Audio Commentary from directors Doran and Yoav Paz & writer Ariel Cohen
– The Making-of THE GOLEM
– Deleted Scenes
– The Making of THE GOLEM Soundtrack
– FrightFest Interview
– Teaser Trailer
– Theatrical Trailer
QUALITY OF TRANSFER: 96%