Eye-rollingly predictable, but apart from the goofy, black-metal-ass villain this is consistently well-executed. The super 8 stuff naturally works really well, (because super 8 is inherently creepy already), and the rest of the movie frequently seems to be going for almost Gordon Willis levels of deep shadow (which of course it never achieves because it's a digitally shot movie from 2012, so it ends up being either altogether too dark, or noticeably graded to look that way, but I appreciate…
Royally pissed off that I didn't watch this earlier. I guess I was always hesitant because "young girl solves mystery by psychically communicating with bugs" sounded stupid to me? Apparently it was me who was stupid.
Has some of the gnarliest stuff I've seen from Argento, and uh...probably the best soundtrack of all time?