Between this and Life Metal, Hildur Guðnadóttir is having a hell of a 2019.
Royally pissed off that I didn't watch this earlier. I guess I was always hesitant because "young girl solves mystery by psychically communicating with bugs" sounded stupid to me? Apparently it was me who was stupid.
Has some of the gnarliest stuff I've seen from Argento, and uh...probably the best soundtrack of all time?
Quite simply the best pure horror film of all time. Nothing else even comes close in terms of delivering the feeling “horror” and nothing else. Sure it’s also about things. It has themes and can be read several ways, but as far as I’m concerned its categorical purpose is to capture the pure feeling “horror,” and it sure as fuck does that. Nothing else leaves me as breathless and tense, pushed back into my seat as…