Stoker (2013)

ImageDirector: Chan-wook Park

 Synopsis: The movie Stoker is about a teenage outcast who loses her father in a car accident on her eighteenth birthday. At her fathers wake, she runs into a mysterious man who ends up being her uncle that she never knew existed. The mother, who doesn’t seem to be that upset about the death of her husband, invites the uncle to stay with them for awhile. While living in the house, the teenager begins to suspect this mysterious uncle is up to something, and not at all who he says he is. Instead of fearing him once she finds out who he really is, she becomes more and more infatuated with him.

 Review: This movie is one of those movies that is so weird, but you just cannot stop watching. The way the shots are edited and put together are extremely artistic and addicting. I think that’s why I couldn’t stop watching. This movie is also extremely detailed information. Some parts of the movie in the beginning are a little bit slow, but it gets progressively creepier as it goes on, especially when we learn why the uncle is so mysterious. In the beginning, this movie was a little bit confusing, but as you continue to watch, you realize that it starts at the end of the movie and as it goes on, the audience is taken throughout the entire story. The creepiest thing about this movie is that the “bad guys” aren’t scary looking people, or people wearing masks and running around with huge weapons. They are nice looking people, who carry themselves well, appearing to be intelligent and well mannered. I would recommend this movie to anyone who likes psychological thrillers, or anyone who loves to try to guess how a movie is going to turn out, and seeing it go in the total opposite direction.

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