Sometimes you want a specific itch scratched. This film definitely scratched it. The soundtrack is one I need to own on vinyl whenever it gets released.
Simply brilliant. A film I go to every so often to remind myself that this is and so far will always be the greatest example of an adaptation done right. Charles Laughton is both charming and creepy at the same time and his whip game is unparalleled. I adore this film. The makeup is ahead of its time and the dynamic closeups still give me nightmares.