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Child Eater

Following up from his widely successful short Child Eater (2012), Icelandic director Erlingur Thoroddsen is back with the Kickstarter-funded feature film equivalent, also titled Child Eater. The feature-length equivalent expands on the world and legend Thoroddsen created in his short and provides us more of an insight into the world of Robert Bowery, plus more jump scares.

The narrative revolves around a legend created for the film. The story goes that in the 1970s there was a petting zoo owned by a man called Robert Bowery. When he was diagnosed with . . .

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Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.