What works is it's phenomenal casting of actors and actresses that actually look and feel believable as their weird counterparts. It is also a visual interesting film with a look of Gothic feel and weird camera angels. It is The Thing and the effects used in order to make the severed hand move around the building that steals the show though and Christina Ricci's wicked one-liners.
Halloween 2017 ✹ Anjelica Huston and Christina Ricci are scene stealers in this deadpan goth family comedy. The house, filled with these quirky characters, creates a fun environment... I remember watching the cartoons as a kid so it was pretty lovely to now see the film.
"Yes! We will survive! Poison us, strangle us, break our bones - we will come back for more. And why?" "Because we like it!" queerness in the (heterosexual) nuclear family. enigmatic household vs. the abusive American society. all are invariably transformed through their freedom. they express, they love, they dance with taboo, and they shine like diamonds.