Paperhouse ★★★½

There’ll never be a need for a live-action Coraline because Paperhouse exists. A visually arresting debut from Bernard Rose with interestingly obscured daddy horror (truthful to child’s repression), great dream world design, four weak endings too many and a hokey as hell soundtrack full of screeching guitars and piano organs. The first two thirds of Paperhouse is pretty great fantasy, though, so a definite recommend and can see why Rose was hired for Candyman.

Brian liked these reviews