By George Bate & Josh Reilly B.
Strange Darling, the sophomore effort from writer/director JT Mollner, was one of the surprise hits of Fantastic Fest. The non-linear thriller follows a young woman (played by Willa Fitzgerald), who is on the run from an attacker (played by Kyle Gallner) in the Oregon Wilderness. On the surface, this isn’t a particularly novel or gripping concept, but masterful construction of a suspenseful and unpredictable story coupled with gorgeous cinematography make Strange Darling one of the surprises of the year.
Check out our EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with Strange Darling writer/director JT Mollner about Fantastic Fest, his new film, his non-linear narrative approach, cinematic influences, and more.