Rod - wrote on 04/02/20
It's weird that this film reminds me of The Haunting of Hill House more than The Shining. I sense Mike Flanagan's tentativeness in this one. The film could not decide whether to be subtle or deliberate in referencing the 1980 film. I feel like its obsession to make everything be visually represented especially on portraying The True Knot was critical because, at some point, its surrealistic images reminded me of Inception which is far from what could be more effective depiction of a haunted mind that could not be explained and barely "photographable". Overall, it was a decent watch. I just wished Flanagan created a straight up adaptation of the novel without being bothered by the 1980 film.