A few months ago, we brought you news of a trailer for a nightmarish and bizarre folk horror film called Enys Men, and it looked fantastic. While it didn’t give much away about the film’s plot, it was dripping with atmosphere and chock-full of creepy horror imagery. It teased the kind of absolutely horrific viewing experience we horror fans live for, so in my article about it, I called it “a 90-second nightmare.”
But amidst all those excited expectations, there was a big problem lurking just below the surface: Enys Men didn’t have a US release date. It came out in the UK about a month ago, but those of us across the pond didn’t know when we’d be getting a chance to see the movie. All we knew was that it was “coming soon,” but we had no idea when “soon” would finally come. Until now, that is.
I’m happy to report that the film’s distributor, Neon, has finally set a release date for it, and surprisingly, it’s coming up pretty soon. Enys Men is scheduled to hit theaters on March 31, so we’re only going to have to wait about a month and a half to see it. And let me tell you, I absolutely can’t wait for that day to arrive.
In the months since I first saw the trailer, I’ve heard some really good things about this film. For example, at the time of this writing, it has an impressive 86% on Rotten Tomatoes, and it’s not just appealing to horror critics. In fact, most of the reviews are coming from outlets that aren’t specifically horror-oriented, so it seems like this is a good movie, not just a good horror movie.
That’s really encouraging, so like I said before, I’m really excited to see Enys Men. From the looks of it, this just might be one of the best horror films of the year, so here’s hoping it lives up to its potential.
In case you missed it, check out the trailer below.