I don't know how to rate this special. It truly is unlike anything I have ever seen before. It doesn't come off as a gimmick or like Netflix is cashing in on Norm's niche brand. Every moment is raw, unfiltered, and bare. At times we see the acknowledgment of mortality behind those sparkling Paul Newmanesque blue eyes of his. The shiftiness in his glances, the otherworldly timing, and that uncanny ability to take you on a journey through the weeds…
Wow, I am frankly dumbfounded by all of the glowing reviews. A decently shot film, nothing dazzling. I kept reading about all these twists and turns. None of it surprised or shocked me. Good performances, particularly Qualley. I just found myself not giving two shits about anything occurring on screen.
Better than I recall it being. Taissa Farmiga is a tremendous talent. Demián Bichir kills it as Father Burke. And there are some points where things are quite chilling. But why is this so freaking dark? You can scarcely see anything.
I hope Bonnie gets her money. She is so damn terrifying as Valak in The Conjuring 2 and has her time to shine in a solo flick that just comes up short when compared to the other films. Did they get the blood of Christ from Frank Brayker?
How can you discuss this without ruining it? As others have stated, go into this one blind. The less you know, the better the experience. Although the crowd we saw this with behaved horribly during certain parts, that admittedly took me out of the film for a bit. Even with those interruptions, I enjoyed this one so much. I want to delve deeper, but I think I will marinate on it a little longer. Georgina Campbell is exceptional here. Zach Cregger, you've made a fan out of me!