The Turning

The Turning ★★

A retelling of Henry James' classic novel the Turn of the Screw, 2020's the Turning just can't stand up against the classic story even if the visuals are strong and Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard and Brooklynn Prince bring great performance but the story relies on jump scares, dreamm sequences and other horror cliches to fill out the running time and the ending really felt like act two when it should have had a more engaging finale.
The Turning had some fancy dressing but nothing solid behind it and it was sad because the classic story has potential and the film as a whole just couldn't stand up to its potential.

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