The 60's period details are well done. There is nothing complicated about the screenplay so it is believable. Its conduit is the son who is well played by Oxenbould who is not out of his depth working with his more esteemed mum and dad.
A very good horror. Whilst Vincent Price is recognised as the master of the hamming it up style of acting he is the perfect casting for this genre of film. It is helped by his easy on the ear voice – it never seems to grate but is melodious.
Although the screenplay is a bit hard to follow at times – maybe it overreaches – it is certainly fresh and deserves to be seen. It should stand up to another viewing which in itself is some achievement.
The period's requirements are catered for very well. The screenplay is interesting thanks in no small way to the liquorice allsorts lead character and while not zipping along it keeps moving through some good editing. The casting is spot on.