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Really enjoyed Lorcan Finnegan’s Nocebo (2022), streaming now on Shudder. Imma write more about it at the Gutter later this month, but if you felt that The Nanny (2022) lacks teeth and M. Night Shyamalan’s Servant needs to pick a lane, this just may be the story you were looking for. From imdb: “A fashion designer is suffering from a mysterious illness that puzzles her doctors and frustrates her husband, until help arrives in the form of a Filipino carer, who uses traditional folk healing to reveal a horrifying truth.”

From Angela: Riveting performances anchor what is at its heart a gorgeous folk horror fairy tale. Come for Eva Green’s brittle vulnerability and Jon Pertwee-worthy velvet suiting, stay for Chai Fonacier’s unnerving smile.

PLUS: Did I ever tell you my favorite color is teal?