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If you don’t watch this movie when it is released then you are well and truly missing out on one of the best horror movies I have seen this year, if not the best.

“If you don’t watch this movie when it is released then you are well and truly missing out on one of the best horror movies I have seen this year, if not the best.”  Spinechillr

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“The young cast has an easy chemistry that puts us firmly on their side from the get go.” -The Creeping Craig

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“Elaine Chu is a name to look out for in the future.” -Juan Vasquez

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“Chu’s second act freak-out is legitimately disturbing. In a departure from other reality-problematizing films, she really gets at how terrifying it would be to have the pins of your sanity kicked out from under you.” -Joe Bendel

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“a directorial effort that well knows how to shock but also when to hold back for maximum effect” -Mike Haberfelner

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“The first thing you should know about The Purgation is that the photography is pretty gorgeous. Like an Italian film student’s Master’s Thesis.” – Jeffrey Thompson

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“…refreshing to see an Asian-American main character in Iris, and likewise for the immensely multi-talented Director Chu.” -Robyn Andrew

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“The Purgation is a very good example of what can be accomplished with a minimal budget and maximum aspiration and optimism.” -Gravedigger Glen 

“…an excellent portrayal of the veil between this world and the next.” -Xander Woolf

 

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Q&A with Director Elaine Chu

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El Cerrito Filmmaker’s Production to Debut at Oakland Film Festival

 

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