The overlap of horror movie lovers and video game lovers is undoubtedly substantial, so it is no surprise that filmmakers have repeatedly tried to appeal to that demographic. Nonetheless, Split totally cements the return of M. Night Shyamalan as an appointment-viewing director, with James McAvoy in full bloom as a man with multiple personalities, and Anya Taylor-Joy reaffirming why she’s horror’s younger actress du jour.
The mission was an unusually commercially-targeted one for Kubrick, but the same stylistic parts that outlined his earlier films were on full display, and the movie stays a haunting and unsettling chronicle of a family man’s psychological breakdown.
Memento Mori is a classically surreal, stylish, and eerily lovely ghost story of the trendy, Jap horror movie custom, made extra notorious on the time of its release by its depiction of teenage lesbian romance (virtually unparalleled for a industrial movie within the culturally conservative nation).
The movie’s parallel storylines within the outside world and the killer’s inner self play towards each other splendidly, with the time-restrict of the search for the drowning woman lending a sense of urgency to all of the indulgent and putting imagery.
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