This review originally appeared on Letterboxd.
If 60s-era Roman Polanksi and 80s-era Tim Burton had a baby (and lord knows, Roman would try), the resultant drooling beast would be this film.
And I mean that in the best way possible.
Beautifully shot, great set design, and truly terrifying. It lives up to all the hype it’s been receiving.
This review was originally written for and posted on Letterboxd.
– Differs from the source material just slightly, but enough to bother me
– Ultimately, due to a few editing/directing choices, I feel it misses the overall tone of the book
– Scott Haze’s performance bounces back and forth between “frightening; perfect” and “irritating; laughably bad”
– Shows the lead shitting in the woods and wiping his ass with a stick. Gotta be a first for film.