No one does sinister quite like Stephen King, and sinister just so happens to be the term of choice for those criticizing Babak Anvari’s latest movie I Came By. The trailer is below:
Wow. King’s Recommendation.
So it’s pretty cool that the most well-known horror fan in the world has recommended the Netflix sensation and encouraged others to watch it.
Hugh Bonneville and George MacKay co-star in the movie, which is presently the most-watched title on Netflix UK. MacKay plays a young graffiti artist who targets Bonneville’s home but discovers some very dark secrets about him.
On Thursday, King tweeted: “Want a tight little thriller that will make you think of Patricia Highsmith and Ruth Rendell? Test I WENT BY (Netflix). It is effective.
It is evident that a suggestion from King is practical because many of his fans shared that they would watch the movie in response.
Sweet, I’ll check it out was one person’s response, and “Thank you, I need to check this out,” said another.
Some other responses were: “Adding to my list!
” and “I never would have imagined that Stephen King would recommend a movie to me, yet here we are. Regards, Twitter ”
Also responding, Anvari himself stated, “This means the world to me! One of the first books I read that introduced me to storytelling was your book On Writing. I greatly appreciate it. I’m overjoyed that you liked it! ”
The official plot summary for I Came By is as follows: “Antiestablishment graffiti artists and best friends Toby and Jay pick seemingly saintly retired judge Sir Hector Blake as their latest vandalism victim — until Jay finds out his girlfriend is pregnant and quits their risky side project.
“Angered by his friend bailing on him, Toby decides to go it alone and breaks into Blake’s lavish London home. But before he can tag the duo’s infamous slogan ‘I Came By’ on the wall, Toby comes across something troubling he’s determined to get to the bottom of.”
When discussing the movie with me last month, MacKay said: “It’s not just a criticism of the affluent guy. There is a class component that examines where privilege and power lie as well as how we conceal information. The world is full with compromise and many amazing extremes.
Toby’s persona, according to MacKay, “makes you wonder what happens when we fail society,” he continued. It’s comparable to wanting change yet failing to vote.
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