The 1800s and horror are just such a great mix. Really, any film that's horror but also a period piece is such an opportunity to utilize some of the underappreciated aspects of horror films; like showcasing great production design (by Charlie Chaspooley Robinson), costume design (Sofija Mesicek) and especially cinematography (by David Kruta, whose use of natural light looks so beautiful here). These are all checked boxes for Edoardo Vitaletti's feature film debut, The Last Thing Mary Saw, Even from the film's title, there's a sense of foreboding in the film, which follows the titular Mary (Stefanie Scott) in 1853 Southold, New York.
Orphan Release Date: July 24, 2009 Director: Jaume Collet-Serra Stars: Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman Runtime: 123 min Tagline: There’s something wrong with Esther. This is definitely the best film I've seen from director Jaume Collet-Serra (the other two being Unknown and the House of Wax remake). When a married couple with multiple problems lose [...]
The Hunger Games Release Date: March 23, 2012 Director: Gary Ross Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth Runtime: 143 min Tagline: The World Will Be Watching. I favor the book. The film is set in an America which, after a war, has been renamed Panem in the future. As a cruel reminder to the [...]