REVIEW: A Haunting In Venice A Chilling Whodunit

Last week, we hit El Capitan Theater to screen “A Haunting in Venice.” This cinematic marvel sweeps audiences into a tantalizing blend of suspense, intrigue, and the surreal beauty of the iconic Italian city. This film, brought to life by 20th Century Studios, is a one-of-a-kind experience that combines Christie’s timeless storytelling prowess with a hauntingly enchanting backdrop, resulting in a truly unforgettable cinematic journey.

Set against the backdrop of Venice’s labyrinthine canals and crumbling palazzos, the film follows the enigmatic journey of Detective Hercule Poirot as he is summoned to the sinking city to solve a case shrouded in mystery. The plot is a mesmerizing web of deceit, secrets, and hidden agendas, reminiscent of Christie’s most celebrated whodunits.

The casting is impeccable, with a masterful performance by Kenneth Branagh as the astute Poirot. Branagh effortlessly captures the essence of the beloved detective, infusing him with a charming eccentricity and sharp intellect that Christie fans have come to adore.

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“A Haunting in Venice,” an unsettling supernatural thriller based upon the novel “Hallowe’en Party” by Agatha Christie and directed by and starring Oscar® winner Kenneth Branagh as famed detective Hercule Poirot, will open in theaters nationwide September 15, 2023. With a screenplay by Oscar® nominee Michael Green, “A Haunting in Venice” is produced by Kenneth Branagh, Judy Hofflund, Ridley Scott, and Simon Kinberg, with James Prichard, Louise Killin, and Mark Gordon serving as executive producers.

(L-R): Riccardo Scamarcio as Vitale Portfoglio and Kenneth Branagh as Hercule Poirot in 20th Century Studios’ A HAUNTING IN VENICE. Photo by Rob Youngson. © 2023 20th Century Studios. All Rights Reserved.

The film features a brilliant acting ensemble portraying a cast of unforgettable characters, including Kyle Allen, Kenneth Branagh, Camille Cottin, Jamie Dornan, Tina Fey, Jude Hill, Ali Khan, Emma Laird, Kelly Reilly, Riccardo Scamarcio, Michelle Yeoh. Set in eerie, post-World War II Venice on All Hallows’ Eve, “A Haunting in Venice” is a terrifying mystery featuring the return of the celebrated sleuth, Hercule Poirot.

Now retired and living in self-imposed exile in the world’s most glamorous city, Poirot reluctantly attends a séance at a decaying, haunted palazzo. When one of the guests is murdered, the detective is thrust into a sinister world of shadows and secrets.

A Haunting in Venice” is a chilling film that transcends the boundaries of traditional mystery cinema. With its captivating performances, mesmerizing visuals, and hauntingly beautiful score, it stands as a testament to the enduring power of Agatha Christie’s storytelling.


PG-13Release Date:

September 15, 2023Genre:

Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

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