Horror is evolving as a genre. Although your local multiplex is still peppered with the usual contenders, look a bit closer at the schedule and you’ll find the latest drama, thriller, or crime offering is closer to horror than you might expect. In this bi-weekly series, Joey Keogh presents a film not generally classified as horror and argues why it exhibits the qualities of a great flight flick, and therefore deserves the attention of fans as an example of Not Quite Horror. In this installment, we take a look at the shocking, cult-themed, Elizabeth Olsen-starring Martha Marcy May Marlene.
Before she was kicking some serious Avenger ass, Elizabeth Olsen, a young, unknown actress with a couple of famous sisters you might have heard of, was quietly making a name for herself on the indie circuit. She cut her horror teeth in the Silent House remake, before starring alongside Josh Radnor in Liberal Arts, Daniel Radcliffe in Kill Your Darlings and Dakota Fanning in Very Good Girls.