I first ran into the work of Philip Ridley when I was about nineteen and found his first feature, 1990’s The Reflecting Skin, in a Calgary video shop. I don’t love his wild little rural coming of age tale tinged with horror, but I have to respect it for having the ambition to be something rather unique. A young Viggo Mortensen gives a good performance there, too.

Ridley has made one other film since then (The Passion of Darkly Noon, in 1995) and is finally poised to return to screens with a strange-looking horror tale called Heartless. The film opens soon in the UK, and the first trailer has finally appeared online. Read More »