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The horror genre is having one of its best moments, because with movies like The Orphan: The Origin, Terrifier 2 Y smilesome consider that this genre is ‘reviving’.
Streaming platforms are also betting on this genre and recently Netflix presented The Academy Crimesa tape that promises to become a classic of gothic horror.
‘The Academy Crimes’: A dark story starring Christian Bale
Directed by Scott Copper, The Academy Crimes A mysterious story inspired by the 2003 novel arrives on Netflix The Pale Blue Eye by Louis Bayard.
The Academy Crimes tells the story of Augustus Landor, a veteran detective who investigates a series of murders with the help of a young cadet who will end up becoming a world-famous author, himself. Edgar Allan Poe.
One of the most striking aspects of this new production is its great cast made up of Christian bale (American Psycho), Harry Melling (Queen’s Gambit), Lucy Boyton (Bohemian Rhapsody) Y William Anderson (sex education).
Critics hail ‘The Academy Crimes’
From its first trailer, The Academy Crimes caught the attention of both horror lovers and critics, as the gothic look and its plot full of mystery stand out to the naked eye.
Although some film critics claim that the story slows down at times, the film itself stands out quite a bit for its performances, photography and above all for the tribute paid to Edgar Allan Poe.
“The film is still an effective gothic horror, bolstered by the addition of Poe and the minimalist setting, but I’d be lying if I said this is the genre best suited to Cooper’s chops,” says one reviewer.
“This is a true gothic murder mystery that pays respectful homage to Edgar Allan Poe. With an excellent performance from Bale and an admirable effort from Melling as Poe, this is a film I would recommend to mystery fans, murder fans and lovers alike.” of the gothic aesthetic” says another critic.
When is The Academy Crimes released?
Scott Copper’s tape is now available exclusively on Netflix.