Director: Ben Wheatley
Stars: Steve Oram, Alice Lowe
Release Date: To be determined
Last year, disturbing horror flick Kill List solidified British filmmaker's Ben Wheatley's status as one of the game's most exciting on-the-rise talents. But cinephiles haven't seen anything yet. Sightseers, which played at one of Fantastic Fest's two "secret screenings," cements Wheatley's place atop the pile of the best directors working today.
Brilliantly written by stars Steve Oram and Alice Lowe, Sightseers exists in the same space as Natural Born Killers, though its morbid sense of humor and quirky characterizations are unique. On a "holiday" road trip, a couple (Oram and Lowe, both superb) works through their relationship's kinks while several others die gruesomely. And it's all in good, twisted fun, a dose of macabre humor from an utterly in command Wheatley.