Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
This is what is possible when you make a film adaptation of a musical and do not spend the entire duration of the runtime apologizing for it being a musical. The energy is so strong in this that sometimes I forgot I wasn't watching some kind of live performance. Numerous musical numbers resulted in me wanting to burst into applause. This isn't one of my favorite shows, but I adored every minute watching this.
The Haunting of Hill House is the single best haunted house story I've ever watched. It proves that character development is crucial to elevating something from cheap paranormal jump scare factory, to something harrowing and lasting. The feeling of dread grows louder the more you know and grow to love the characters. The more you understand them, the more scared for them you become. There's a jumpscare that scared the shit out of me, but it wasn't cheap! It came…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
THIS WAS REALLY BAD. Buckle up, friends, and I'll tell you why.
1.TERRIBLE representation of immigrants. The Immigrant lead, Kwame, does everything that people are scared of. He fights, he lies, he steals, he takes advantage of those who try and help him. He tells his wife back home he is working but it is clear throughout the movie he is lying. We only ever see him send money back home after he steals it from the Salvation Army. And…