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Oscilloscope Become Grounds & Gatekeepers for “Body”

A Slamdance Film Fest invitee and with a future Stanley Film Festival (3rd edition looks stellar) playdate locked up, Dan Berk and Robert Olsen’s well-received directorial debut has managed to find major support from the Oscilloscope folks. Starring Helen Rogers, Alexanadra Turshen, Lauren Molina and legendary Larry Fessenden, Body could possibly become a stocking stuffer for horror enthusiasts as it will receive a theatrical release later this year.

Gist: An idyllic Christmas holiday turns deadly when best friends Holly, Cali, and Mel break into a local mansion they believe to be unoccupied. But they quickly realize they’re not alone in the house, and in a moment of panic become embroiled in a grisly murder. The three girls self-destruct as they try to figure out what to do with the dead body in the living room.

Worth Noting: The directing pair have wore the producer’s hat on Chadd Harbold’s Revenge for Jolly!.

Do We Care?: It got slammed by the major trades after its Slamdance debut, but is finding a following among fans of the genre. We’ll look for it on the fest circuit.


Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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