Dec 5, 2019
An ancient Jewish legend comes to life as "The Golem," a monster wrought of mud and wrath that becomes an uncontrollable double-edged sword. The film is visually stunning and entirely convincing as a fable and period piece; as a monster horror film, though, Marcus and Melissa found it lacking. Also, would you rather watch a movie about zombies rampaging through a Jewish deli or a savage grandmother terrorizing India?
Motion Picture Terror Scale: 1. Objective Quality: 3 (Marcus), 4 (Melissa). Personal enjoyment: 2+
Articles mentioned in this episode:
"Yoav Paz Talks JeruZalem 2, The Golem, And More In Our Interview," by Kelli Marchman McNeely on Horror Fuel
"INTERVIEW: YOAV PAZ AND HANI FURSTENBERG DISCUSS BRINGING “THE GOLEM” BACK TO LIFE," by Patrick Woodstock on Rue Morgue
"Why So Many Israeli Horror Films Take Place in the Army," by Nirit Anderman on Haaretz
"Israeli audiences warm to home-grown horror movies," by Ben Sales in The Times of Israel