Last weekend I popped the DVD of Mary Reilly in, on a friend's recommendation. I am not easily spooked, but I picked a bad night to start the movie — a cold, rainy night... and late.
I turned it off after about a half hour.
It isn't so much that the film is exactly scary. It is more... disturbing, rather than scary.
I finished watching the next morning, and really enjoyed the film. I've passed it on to another friend, and don't know if she got spooked out by it or not.
I thought John Malkovich was brilliant in the movie, in his roles as both Jekyll and Hyde. Julia Roberts got a lot of criticism about her accent, but I found it to be a minor distraction over all. She acts her part well, and I thought the film well executed.
It is worth picking up the DVD, if you haven't seen it.
....But don't watch it on a dark and stormy night.
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