We at infamous horrors were only able to check out one film from the recent Frightening Ass Film Festival and it was a great one. A true homage to 40’s and 50’s era horror films, where modern science was the center of the films monster.
Also one of the highlights in Cyst was the fact it had Greg Sestero from The Room! Coming off his cameo in The Haunting of Bly Manor he continues to show his love for genre films by giving it his all here and really showing his range as an actor. The cinematography is stunning in Cyst, it goes without saying Cyst is one of the stronger entries in the genre festivals of 2020. It definitely won’t sit will with some with the pacing being a tad slow. I do think that most people who enjoyed classic horror films the 30’s,40’s and 50’s will enjoy what Cyst is doing.
Overall, I personally enjoyed Cyst a ton but I can see why a lot of people won’t enjoy it the way I did. With the before mentioned pacing issues, and a lot of people won’t be down with the homage to older films. The acting also ranges from good to over the top. While having serious flaws, Cyst is hugely entertaining.
Overall grade: 3/5 stars
Written By: AJ Friar