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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 (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member 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 served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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