Daniel’s review published on Letterboxd:
This was an experience and a half. I haven't seen the original. I've wanted to, but it hasn't happened. I went into this almost completely blind. I hadn't any expectations for anything that I was about to go through.
That made this one of the most entertainingly haunting experiences that I've had with a film for what feels like a very long time. It's not a perfect film by any stretch of the imagination. But it's incredible for horror.
I was completely intrigued almost the entire time. There wasn't a moment that I wasn't interested - and when it came down to it. It personally didn't disappoint with the build up and reveal. It was scary.
The performances were astounding. Dakota Johnson was very impressive. This was Tilda Swinton's time to shine though. It was a complete shock to me to learn all three roles she played in this.
She completely blew me away in this. If it wasn't for her. This film wouldn't work at all. She carried it high up on her shoulders for so much and gave remarkably convincing and harrowing performances in her roles.
It will absolutely take time to sink in. I wouldn't mind watching it again in the future. But this would have to be among my favourites in horror. It wasn't your typical piece - and it had so much that I enjoyed.
If there's anything I didn't like; it probably didn't need to be as long as it was, and there were questions here and there that didn't get answered or resolved.
With that all being said: this is a brilliant film. It won't be for everyone. But it worked for me. I really liked this one alot. It'll have me thinking about it for a long time to come. This was amazing.