Part of the Hooptober challenge
Early on in the film there is a somewhat humorous moment, albeit a particularly effect one; the detestable Hachi literally stares into the void and screams and the void screams back in wickedly naturalistic way.
The cruel and poetic simplicity of Onibaba is executed in such a beautiful expressionistic manner that this black and white feature becomes even blacker. I mean to say that the darkness of the world is ever present in luscious inky…
It seems that any other director would not be able to handle Stoker's subject matter without making it feel gratuitous. Chan-wook Park somehow manages to handle Stoker's deeply disturbing material, but makes it so beautiful. I had not expected to be as put-off by some of the material in this film, but because it is all handled with such grace I found it a lot easier to get over.
There is a predator/prey motif apparent in Stoker that is very…