Dog’s Movie House: Hercule Poirot Goes The Horror Route In “A Haunting In Venice.”
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here and I must admit that I’m a big Kenneth Branagh fan, both as an actor and director! As a director, Branagh has a style that is all his own, whether it is directing huge Shakespearean adaptations or Marvel Comic Book movies, the man knows his way around the camera. Recently he has devoted his directing aesthetic to the works of the great novelist Agatha Christie, so far creating three films based on her work. First he started with the most famous of her works with “Murder On The Orient Express” followed by the slightly less well known “A Death On The Nile.” Both were successful enough to merit a third film. This one’s called “A Haunting In Venice” and is actually the best of the bunch, a twisty, turning thriller that clearly leans into its supernaturual elements. The result is a mystery/horror hybrid that proves to be quite entertaining.