STOKER proves that the director’s unique brand of thrills and chills works in any language. For horror fans seeking something fresh and unique, look no further.
We put Park Chan-Wook‘s English-language début film, Stoker, on out Ten Most Anticipated in Horror list for 2013. There’s plenty of reasons we can’t wait, but let’s start with one of the many raves from the film’s premiere at Sundance.
…just because the film finds weight within its dramatic elements doesn’t mean horror fans will feel neglected. STOKER has several disturbing scenes, one in particular featuring explicit violence that leads to one of the film’s most jaw-dropping revelations. STOKER manages to be simultaneously beautiful, thrilling and frightening, and is different from most anything we’ve seen in recent time…
Here’s a couple of especially choice bits that made us grin with anticipation (the review itself, was written for Fangoria by ©Ken Hanley, so the block quotes in our post here belong to Hanley and Fangoria.©
Park pulls no punches, allowing the story to venture into dark places while always maintaining a level of class that elevates even the most shocking of scenes. STOKER never feels exploitative or even overtly horrific, but the atmosphere that Park and his cinematographer, Chung Chung-hoon, build through their awe-inspiring visuals inspires terror of the soul rather than of the senses.
Click the big red link below to read more on Stoker …and to read the Fangoria review!
“STOKER” (Sundance Movie Review ).
Oh, MANY more reasons why we’re totally
stoked psyched for the movie are coming, don’t worry, and if you have yet to be swayed (or haven’t heard much about the film), the review should piqué your interest… at the very least!
- Nicole Kidman & Mia Wasikowska: ‘Stoker’ Sundance Premiere! (justjared.com)
- New Stoker Image Gallery Shows Off its Family Values (dreadcentral.com)
- Stoker’s Sundance Trailer Cranks Up the Creep Factor (wired.com)
- ‘Stoker’ Review: A Warped and Hollow Family Portrait From the Director of ‘Oldboy’ [Sundance 2013] (slashfilm.com)
I’m similarly “stoked” to see this film’s debut. I recognize the top still in your post from an increasingly elusive trailer for the film that aired on AMC last night. I don’t suppose you have a link to the video?