“Sing Grief’s Nursery Rhyme with ‘Koko-di Koko-da'”

Johannes Nyholm’s* Koko-di Koko-da was supposed to open in theaters around this time last year. For reasons I’m not actually certain of, it was pushed to March of this year. You may have forgotten that COVID-19 started trotting across the country around that time, and you may then guess that the film was pushed yet again in acknowledgement of the danger inherent in attending theaters during a plague.

Good news! It’s finally out. The movie opened “in theaters” earlier this month, which is hilarious because I doubt many people would’ve seen it in theaters even without a pandemic; it’s a smallscale arthouse indie horror movie. Not a huge audience for that**. But it’s coming out on demand shortly, and so I reviewed it, revisiting its terrors 365 days and some change after my first go-round with it. The child element still hit me hard, and in fact harder, because the idea of losing a child as a parent is nauseating. But a second viewing did indeed affirm my belief that this is one of the best horror films of 2019, which I guess means it’s one of the best horror films of 2020. Screw you, COVID.

You can read my full review over at Paste Magazine.

*Eyes peeled for the interview I did with him earlier this month; it’ll drop in December when the movie goes to VOD (12/08).
**Even though there should be because this movie rules.

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