Owen Egerton’s Mercy Black is a much better movie than you’d think for one that forgoes a theatrical release and ends up on Netflix (The Cloverfield Paradox, anyone?).
It’s a familiar story, but well-told revolving around urban myths in the vein of Candyman, though is more reminiscent of the very read murder done in the name of Slender Man last year.
In fact I’d argue that the way this movie works should have been the way the producers of 2018’s Slender Man should have took that movie. And sure, some would have said that it was exploding a very real tragedy, and perhaps on one level they’d be right, though it would have been a much better movie for it.
And I’m aware of the sound problem with this video. I’m working it out.