Movie Review: Last Night in Soho

November 11, 2021

Details from IMDB:

Last Night in Soho

7.5/10

An aspiring fashion designer is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer. But the glamour is not all it appears to be and the dreams of the past start to crack and splinter into something darker.

 

Initial Thoughts:

As usual, I'll be honest, I was going to see the new "Dune" movie but I realized I'm just not much of a fan and I wanted to see a horror movie on Halloween (and this got good reviews) so we went on October 31.

Main Points:

This is a good movie, not great but I enjoyed it. One of the reasons I enjoyed it was the excellent acting, Anna Taylor Joy continues to impress, Matt Smith was good and Thomasin McKenzie also puts in a nice performance.

There are some really great scenes in the beginning with the flashbacks and I liked the way London is portrayed as this creepy place (especially so for young women). The music is excellent, some neat special effects (practical ones too!) and of course two excellent twists I did not see coming.

Final Thoughts:

I would have given this a higher rating but I feel the last 30-45 minutes fall apart a little bit as it becomes a much more typical horror/thriller movie. I know I'm like a broken record but I do also think this is another movie that runs a little long, a good 5-10 minutes could have been cut out to tighten it up. So a 7.5 out of 10 from me and a solid recommendation. This is a good example of a creative horror movie that does not have much gore and (mostly) does a good job building suspense and is cleverly written. Please don't bring children to this, ages 18+ with sex, drugs, violence, blood, sexual content, and coarse language. If you'd like to see a different kind of horror movie, I'd give it a try.