Is it the slow-burn, bone-chilling, atmospheric, character-development driven, jumpscare-free release from Ferrara that he promised?
-That's the wrong question.
Is this the logical next-step forward in new sincere, self-reflexive cinema from one of the boldest directors of all time?
Instead of being inviting and plot-driven like many of his other highly personal films, Ferrara almost seems to be shut off and impenetrable here - except we're on the inside with him. That's not to say that nothing makes sense…