Tuesday, February 16, 2010


If pressed, I would probably say that my all-time favorite genre, in books and movies, is the gothic thriller, especially ones that are set near the sea.

So how is it that this Friday not one but two gothic thrillers, each taking place on islands off of Massachusetts, are opening up nationwide. Not only that but they are directed by Martin Scorsese and Roman Polanski.

They both look great. I've read the source material for each, and I think that Shutter Island will probably make a better film than The Ghost Writer (the book it's based on is simply called The Ghost. It's by Robert Harris).

For all I know, both these movies are terrible, but right now, it's looking like a very happy weekend for me. Gray weather, terrible secrets, grisly murders. Bring it on.


  1. I agree, I am so flippin' excited about "Shutter Island". I can not wait to see what Scorcese does with that book. And I didn't realize that "The Ghost Writer" was based around Massachusetts somehow. It seems like its taken forever for "Shutter Island" to come out. Hopefully thats not a reflection of its quality.

  2. I actually just heard about "The Ghost Writer" for the first time today. Olivia Williams is apparently in it. Thats good!