||Daniels, Ezra Claytan ; Passmore, Ben
Once a thriving working class neighborhood on Chicago's south side, the "Bottomyards" is now the definition of urban blight. When an aspiring fashion designer named Darla and her image-obsessed friend, Cynthia, descend upon the neighborhood in search of cheap rent, they soon discover something far more seductive and sinister lurking behind the walls of their new home. Like a cross between Jordan Peele's Get Out
and John Carpenter's The Thing
, Daniels and Passmore's BTTM FDR
S (pronounced "bottomfeeders") offers a vision of horror that is gross and gory in all the right ways. At turns funny, scary, and thought provoking, it unflinchingly confronts the monsters--both metaphoric and real--that are displacing cultures in urban neighborhoods today.