Avoids the usual traps of the biopic but creates it's own narrative traps. Has some moments but noy enought.
Here we go, another pseudo retro 80s nostalgia-driven film. Made by directors so pumped when they are making the big action pieces that they forget if they make sense within the story. Or if anything in the story is making sense for that matter. Mysterious stranger arrives to house to improve everyones luck. So far so good, then the character starts doing things that make no sense, cuz he's "evil, and his motivations are never quite clear. The final act…
Fascinating atmospheric horror that feels so ahead of it's time. Ahead of most horror films made in America at the time, very much in the vein euro gothic horror. The closest i could think in terms of mood and framing will be Mario Bava. It's an effective slowburn horror tale that plays tricks with the audience, in a clever way. Never showing any contempt for the viewer. It's one of those few movies that truly feels that it fell from another dimension. Deserves a criterion BR pronto.