Genre – Horror, Drama;
Creator – Ari Aster;
Reviews – Annie is a wealthy model maker with a family history of mental instability. After her elderly mother passes away, Annie, her disturbed daughter, Charlie, and, eventually, her teenaged son, Peter, begin to experience strange visions and compulsions, much to the distress of her skeptical husband, Steve;
7,6 / 10 stars;
Did I just watch the same movie as other reviewers? What a slow hot mess. Until the end nothing much really happens; it looks like something is going to happen but then it never really does. Then, near the end, everything suddenly “happens” and the whole movie turns into a trainwreck with destination let down.
Was really looking forward to seeing this in the theatre but I haven’t felt this let down by a movie in ages. If you’re a true horror fan, don’t waste your money on this one. Maybe give it a try on a really rainy day when you’ve watched everything else on Netflix.
I like when smaller Studios like A24 make Horror films. they are just so much more interesting than the movies the giant studios make to please the masses; smaller productions by default need to be more clever and while they may not smash Box Office records they bring joy to the few Savvy Connoisseurs.
The movie starts with death and you’re sure you know where it’s going on with the Granddaughter Charlie but you don’t because (shocking twist) then the Mom kinda in a way and then the Son and then the Mom in a big way and then the Father. the Mom again and then the Son but it all comes back to the Daughter.
Does that make sense? No it doesn’t which is why this is a great movie to watch.