REVIEW: GLORIOUS

  • Director: Rebekah McKendry
  • Writers: Todd Rigney, Joshua Hull, David Ian McKendry
  • Stars: Ryan Kwanten, J.K Simmons

Review

What do you do when the universe asks for a favour? That’s the question presented to Wes (Kwanten), after coming across a cosmic god in the stall of a highway rest stop bathroom. After breaking up with his girlfriend, Wes stops at a highway rest stop. Wes decides to have a pity party and drinks himself stupid. Waking up and finding that three quarters of a bottle of bourbon won’t be staying down for long, Wes finds his way inside the bathroom and the person in the neighbouring stall begins a conversation, one that he finds hard to believe.

For single location films to work, you need creativity. Thankfully, Glorious has a brilliant streak of creativity, for what is essentially a two-hander Glorious makes the absolute most of everything at its disposal. Great visual gags, strong writing and acting with some excellent direction all combine to make a really fun and inventive film.

Kwanten is excellent and considering he is in just about in every single scene, he carries it well and is genuinely funny when needed. J.K Simmons in a voice only role really works, giving the right amount of gravitas when needed, after all he is a god.

Glorious is just that. Gory, funny with a few moments of deep thinking. One of the best horror films of 2022.

Glorious is streaming on Shudder now.

Ryan Morrissey-Smith | Twitter: @TigersMS78

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