I appreciate a monster that tidies up after itself. Very considerate.
This is an unusual little haunted horror film. I watched it three times because I needed the time to get a handle on what it attempts. My first viewing left me a bit confused but with an underlying sense of dread that was difficult to define. This film plays by its own rules. it's beautifully put together, and very, very creepy.
Right out of the gate this film sets itself apart from its peers. We are treated to some lovely…
Abel Ferrara's best looking film. It's a film of dualities.
The photography captures the contrasts of the decadence of elite Manhattanite dwellings to the filth of the streets. Ferrara's direction teases out the similarities between the two vastly different settings. Then he paints both worlds with a thick coat of sleaze and corruption.
Scenes are filled with well dressed men who suddenly explode into violence, their blood a fresh color on the grim tapestry of the city. The cops who…