A seemingly wholesome and benevolent family, the Parkers have always kept to themselves, and for good reason. Behind closed doors, patriarch Frank rules the roost with a rigorous fervor, determined to keep his ancestral customs intact at any cost…
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Intense and compelling as a horror movie, brutal as an allegory. This film is based on a screenplay by Mexican director Jorge Michel Grau, but Mickle truly capitalizes the process of adaptation to an American context. This family has a unique, dark Thanksgiving tradition, which suggests to the viewer an unsettling revision of history, religion, family values, among other things.
A horror movie well put together with a good cast and nice soundtrack. I did not watch the original, but the cinematography on this remake is undeniably beautiful. It starts out with the matriarch of the family passing away unexpectedly, leaving her husband grieving, as he forces their eldest daughter to assume the responsibility for keeping the family tradition, a very gruesome one...
I think that a lot of people missed this, which is a shame because, unlike some other recent horror movies that have been praised, this one is actually quite good. It's dark and sad and sick and moody. A visual style way above average for what's usual in this kind of films, nice soundtrack, good cast... the ending was exciting and gory! Really nice surprise.
A surprisingly moving and thrilling horror that makes you root for its young misunderstood protagonists. For a premise that involves cannibalism, it is refreshingly understated and un-exploitative. Kudos to the makers for choosing emotional poignancy over gore and shock!
Now this film was like a sucker Punch, Came out of nowhere and floored me. have seen the original and this tops it. I usually favor the original, but the vision here truly takes a similar story and completely makes something new and original out of it. Creepy and Atmospheric. Definitely one to catch.
The slowness of the film contributes to its special atmosphere. Mickle takes his time to tell the story and to show the relations between the people living in the neighbourhood. This is - alongside the cinematography and the shades of melancholy - one reason why this remake is so convincing and in many points stronger than Jorge Michel Grau's more direct original from 2010.
Predictable. It feels like you're being dragged into your partner's family dinner and you try your best to pay attention to what they're saying and try to stuff yourself as much as possible, but you're actually just bored and wanna leave.