Upped to a full 5 stars after this viewing. Watched with the commentary from Pitt, Fincher, and Freeman.
This is a great lesson in atmospheric horror. Nice, slow building tension with mysterious happenings. Frequent moments of "did you just see that thing move?" and "Behind you, Harry Potter!!" spookiness. I jumped a few times and had goosebumps at least once. I know it was based on a stage play per other people's posts, and I'd love to see it. All in all, an excellent return of Hammer Studios.
Hooptober 5.0 Challenge: Movie 6 of 33
Category: Tobe Hooper
A haiku review:
Nude Matilda May
A screaming Patrick Stewart
Best space vamp film ever
I have zero regrets for buying the Scream Factory release of this a couple years back. The director's cut is so much better than the theatrical cut.