I recently reviewed Stoker for What Culture:
Park Chan-wook’s English-language debut is a creepy and stylish psychological thriller which combines tense Hitchcockian mystery elements with distinctly horror orientated flourishes.
Mia Wasikowska stars as quiet and reclusive India Stoker, a teenage outcast who lives with her unstable mother Evelyn (Nicole Kidman) in their secluded mansion after the tragic death of her father. As they are mourning their loss, the dangerously charming character of Uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode) enters into their lives. Charlie is the mysterious brother of India’s deceased father and neither mother nor daughter seems to know a great deal about him. Nevertheless Evelyn invites him into their home and he immediately sets about ingratiating himself with both women. From the moment of his arrival we sense that Charlie has an ulterior motive for his actions and that something dark lurks behind the friendly smiles and seductive manner he adopts towards Evelyn and India. As he grows closer to them both, hints are dropped as to his true nature and things rapidly escalate towards a shocking conclusion.
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What Culture : Stoker