If I thought last week’s Twin Peaks series review was hard, I now have to try and explain mother!, a film that is drawing both massive amounts of praise and hate from critics and the public alike. Personally I really enjoyed mother! and I will admit I walked into the cinema not really caring. To properly explain my thoughts this will start off spoiler free, then I will give fair warning before I give some of the plot away. I know not everyone will love this film but it needs to be seen.
Of course, anybody would put their family before anyone else, but at what price?
It Comes At Night isn’t a slasher, jump out of your skin, creepy scenes fest and those are probably some of the reasons why it wasn’t embraced fully by the very demanding horror community that I'm proudly part of, but I fall in the group of people that actually really enjoyed this flick.
A faithful adaptation that will leave fans salivating for more.
Not even the flu could prevent me from watching my childhood trauma come to life in a new adaptation. The hype was massive, everyone was excited and yet pensively cautious – they've seen this hype before (A Nightmare on Elm Street remake) and have been let down. Director Andy Muschietti, the man who gave us Mama - which was quite good and suspenseful, had heavy pressure to deliver, especially after taking over from original director Cary Fukunaga (who is credited as a co-writer).