In addition to Escape Room, and its sequel (which I now realise I have yet reviewed), Matthew and I went to the cinema recently to watch Censor, the latest horror to hit the silver screen. And what a horror it was! This was director Prano Bailey-Bond’s first feature film. Previously, she had made some music videos and a short film titled Nasty. Censor is something of a sequel to this. Censor focusses on Enid’s swift departure from sanity when the pressures of her role as a censor become overwhelming.
Enid (Niamh Algar) works as a censor in Thatcher’s England: scrutinising films for extreme content during the height of moral panic around video nasties. But the rigour Enid applies to her job starts to disintegrate as she becomes obsessed with the disappearance of her sister. Empire
This is, fundamentally, a story of a woman’s undoing. It’s about memory. It’s about trauma: how it manifests, how it can warp and, ultimately, how it can consume. Empire