Bernard Rose's adaptation of Clive Barker's story is a tragic horror classic.
As perfect a coming-of-age tale as they get. (✯✯✯✯✯)
Covers basic knowledge but doesn't explore much new. (✯✯✯)
Takes the standard biopic structure and forms history upon one's eyes. (✯✯✯✯✯)
Channels Hitchcock with a similar steam, and something just as alluring. (✯✯✯✯½)
Only what sort of joy one can ever want from any take on Charles Dickens's classic tale. (✯✯✯✯½)
Ahead of its time and delightfully funny in its disguise - something clever under the sheets. (✯✯✯✯½)