is one of the more unique horror films you’ll ever see. That’s meant as an endorsement, but it could just as easily serve as a warning. It’s become increasingly clear over the last year, with the rise of indie horror sensations like It Follows
, The Babadook
, and Goodnight Mommy
Have you ever noticed how the bad guys in generic action movies tend to listen to classical music? For an old, goateed sociopath on the verge of launching nukes at Washington or slaughtering innocents for his own financial gain, there’s nothing better than some Chopin or Bach to calm the nerves. Usually it’s on an exquisite antique turntable, which shows he’s a Jack White-level connoisseur. Sometimes he even leans his head back and conducts with his fingers. He’s really into this stuff.
The idea (besides how everyone needs to stop ripping off Die Hard
) is that art, specifically high art
, doesn’t make people better. Reading Milton won’t inspire you...