If like me, you’ve read hundreds of mysteries and enthused about Sherlock Holmes tales, THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM is actually pretty predictable.
Set in the Victorian Era, it promises to instill dear in you. Before Jack the Ripper, there was Golem- such is the tagline and you do want it to be the kind of movie that keeps you guessing until the very end as to the true identity of the killer. Unlike the Jack the Ripper legend, Golem is easily recognizable in the very first instance the character is introduced.
The hunger in the eyes, the madness to carve a name on stone, not ice- all of it points towards their murderous intentions.
The story is essentially about Elizabeth Cree and how she leaves behind a tragic, impoverished life to become someone. She finds her secret talents in a music hall where plays are held, led by Dan Leno, an actor who doesn’t mind cross-dressing. He runs the hall with the help of Elizabeth’s “uncle” who has a twisted secret of his own.
When Elizabeth’s husband is fo…
Marrowbone is one of those movies that delivers shocks and surprises. From the outside, it looks like a period drama. But that’s only the first scene.
We are introduced to the Marrowbones- a family consisting of a mother and four children (three boys and a girl). They move into a new house, actually a manor, and as they enter, the mother tells them one simple thing- the minute they cross the threshold, they leave the past behind.
Immediately we are made curious as to what this seemingly ordinary family must have gone through. What exactly was the mother alluding to? Never a dull moment, the scene shifts to the introduction of Allie, a very important character in the movie as we find out later. Afterward, we are shown the mother to be on her deathbed, leaving her children with only a letter detailing the roles they must undertake.
Jack, the eldest, makes a pact with his siblings that nothing will ever separate them. In the next scene, the mother is buried. Jane is in the mother’s room…
do I do when I’m free? I pick the most unusual horror movies to
watch- the ones where not a lot of people have even heard of.
Something about watching really bad horror movies, helps me relax and
I suppose it is because of the laughable plot or the atrocious
in my opinion wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. The poster
was mundane and it didn’t help that the few screenshots I found of
the movie promised a very tedious viewing experience. I did have a
few movies to choose from and eventually I decided to go for this one
mainly because it was categorized as a horror and had a better rating
than the other movies.
I set down to watch the movie, expecting to be bored in the first
scene itself and instead I was actually immediately hooked in the
first scene itself. For me, when horror movies use the same old tired
theme and dark filters and ominous music, I get bored because who
wants to watch a cliched horror movie, right? The one where you can