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Those who prefer their horror cinema to resemble a demolition derby would be wise to steer clear of “Thale,” a Norwegian effort that takes its time to arrive nowhere in particular, showing remarkable restraint with common displays of violence and gore. Electing a more reserved direction of tension, the feature plays with stillness and the unknown, doing an effective job building mystery despite a no-budget production scope that keeps the action confined to a single dingy basement. Intriguing without ever making the jump to riveting, “Thale” is solid work from writer/director Aleksander Nordaas, who shapes a beguiling monster movie without ever truly indulging the tropes that often accompany the chaos. Read the rest at


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