Chilling soundtrack, inventive death scenes with a colour palette that's ramps it all up. The blood looked like that paint we had at school from the big bottles that smelt really nice. And the bat scene....must have been shot at 4:55 on a Friday before a bank holiday weekend away. "Thats a wrap"
The aesthetic is the story! Technicolor surrealist dark fairytale. If anything, the actual shock horror scenes are what feel out of place here. Saw the Italian dub, rather than English dub, and I think that lessoned the pain other native English speakers are expressing. Plot is wonderfully minimalist, albeit w/ a few unearned leaps. Music is simply incredible. Horror craft rarely gets better than this. 4.5