Is Nightbooks suitable for children? Is it for grown-ups too? For grown-ups?
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J. Based on J. A. He is then lured to a mysterious apartment and given a slice of pumpkin pie. This sets him up for a life that will see him write his entire life.
Natacha, a wicked but extremely style-conscious witch and a charming Krysten Ritter, orders him to create a scary tale every night. He meets Yasmin, a fellow prisoner. She is Lidya Jewett. They must work together to escape from the apartment. It has a perverse habit of trapping children forever.
This is a strong premise for a frightening fairy tale and it’s one that has been told many times. Brightburn director David Yarovesky captures the script of Mikki Daughtry, Tobias Iaconis and has some truly scary scenes. This film seems to be aimed at younger audiences (or at most starring two). Maybe I forgot how scary things used to be as a child (I remember being afraid even of the X-Files theme tune), but this seems like something that you would want your kids to experience nightmares about. The film’s director was Evil Dead Horror legend Sam Raimi. There’s one shot that involves candy-hued projectile vomiting, which feels very Evil Dead. The film also contains jump-scares. These scares won’t catch you off guard, but they’re not quite as intense and constant as Yarovesky’s superpower horror Brightburn.
Apart from its set decoration, Nightbooks‘s strength is the cast. Ritter is a brilliant actress who plays Natacha, a witch. It is terrifying to see Ritter in the first scene. Ritter manages to deliver a steady level of murderous menace on Alex and Yasmin, while still being incredibly cool. Natacha has one of the best, most sequinned, glitter-loving villain outfits thanks to Leslie Ann Sebert and Autumn Steed’s costume designer. Cruella, one pink raincoat and winged combat boots with parasol. You can also choose a pearl cage collar/neckpiece with pink platform combat boots.
Fegley, Jewett and Alex, two of their young lead characters, attempt to escape Ritter. They both give strong, balanced and fun performances as Alex, Yas, and between terror moments and fighting satisfyingly squishable enemies, both actors get emotionally convincing monologues.
Nightbooks is a movie about creating scary stories. It pays tribute to the long history of these authors and what it takes to make a great one. You might like Nightbooks‘s playful approach to this and how Alex’s stories are told. Natacha “edits” Alex as he reads his stories, criticizing him for breaking the scary story rules. Natacha says that every good story points to truth. She criticizes Alex for being a bit too imaginative. The more truth is, the stronger the story. Get your facts right from now.
The film is set in an impressive library with spiral staircases, cobwebbed books, and a dark context. A fluorescent “night nursery”, which is a place for magic plants, can be used to throw glowing splatters all over the film. There are also familiar looking houses and even a glittering prison cake. This cell is truly the best looking you will ever see.
Nightbooks reminds that not all things that haunt us are magical. Sometimes they can be, but you should learn how to defeat them or write your own way around it.
Publiated at Wed 15 Sep 2021, 17:14:04 +0000