Taking its queues from gothic horror, Jaco Minnaar's directorial debut, PEACOCK, offers a potent blend of the unsettling mixed with the beautiful. Set against the South African countryside backdrop, the film centers around the character of Anna Pohl, portrayed by Tarryn Wyngaard. Her journey, marked by defiance against a conservative upbringing and her role as a caregiver, lends the film an air of profound, introspective mystery. PEACOCK emerges as a riveting exploration of the horror genre, inviting viewers into a world where fear intertwines with beauty. From the first frame, you’ll notice something different about this experience. I don’t think I could figure out what it was, but there’s just something unique about it.