Monday, September 09, 2013

CGAA Cinema: Stoker (2013)




"The South Korean director Park Chan-wook makes an eye-catching English-language debut with his outrageous quasi-remake of Alfred Hitchcock's 1943 thriller Shadow of a Doubt.

Where Hitchcock's original injected a small drop of poison into picket-fence suburbia, Stoker stands proud as a full-blown gothic nightmare, replete with cadavers in the freezer and sexual ecstasy in the shower. I'm not convinced it hangs together; I'm not even sure it's good. But its wild undulations cast a definite spell".

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