Posted From: 188.8.131.52
|Posted on Monday, November 16, 2009 - 11:58 am: |
Anyone read the novel? The forthcoming movie sounds very interesting. But will it be a horror or a thriller? None of the 'new movie' websites seem totally sure.
Mick Curtis (Mick)
Posted From: 184.108.40.206
|Posted on Monday, November 16, 2009 - 12:14 pm: |
I read the book and loved it - the film trailer looks more horror than thriller, but that may just be the way it's cut. I think there's been mention elsewhere on here regarding the book and film.
Posted From: 220.127.116.11
|Posted on Monday, November 16, 2009 - 04:07 pm: |
I wasn't overly impressed with the book. Whether the film will be any good remains to be seen. I think I saw somewhere that at least parts of the film will lean towards horror -- no supernatural elements in the book but taking place in an asylum there's scope for creeping paranoia as well as scary hallunication scenes.
Posted From: 18.104.22.168
|Posted on Monday, November 16, 2009 - 10:17 pm: |
Having now seen the official trailer on Youtube, it looks strongly like a horror.
That could just be the way they're trying to sell it. But I must say I'm pleased that someone of Scorsese's calibre is doing a spooky movie. That can only be good for the genre.
Steve Bacon (Stevebacon)
Posted From: 22.214.171.124
|Posted on Monday, November 16, 2009 - 11:24 pm: |
Paul, it might benefit the film if it does focus on the supernatural/psychological aspect. I enjoyed the book, but I doubt the film will do it justice, even by Scorsese. Without going into spolier terrority, the plot hangs on a pretty major twist, which might seem flimsy in retrospect. But I really hope they pull it off. I read the novel after seeing the trailer, earlier in the year. It's worth a read.
Posted From: 126.96.36.199
|Posted on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 12:28 am: |
It's Lehane's weakest book, I reckon. An interesting change in direction, very well written, but ultimately a tired old plot you'll realise the ending of long before you get there.