The Black Gloves (2017)

I mean, if you’re going to name your giallo something, The Black Gloves isn’t bad. The movie that this is a prequel to — Lord of Tears — and the connected film — The Unkindness of Ravens — both have even better titles, however.

Finn Galloway is a psychologist obsessed with a patient who is haunted by an entity known as the Owlman. Now, he’s discovered another subject with the same fear, a ballerina who has hidden herself away from the world. If Finn treats her, he’ll get the answers he needs. And he’ll probably die at the claws of the Owlman.

Based on the 70s reports of an owl creature called the Cornish Owlman or the Owlman of Mawnan, this movie references the gothic horror of the past while pushing toward something new.  And if you have a title that references black gloves, you need some identity issues and psychotic madness too, right?

Director Lawrie Brewster and writer Sarah Daly have created several horror films together and if they’re all like this, it’s time I start hunting them down.

You can watch this on Tubi.

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