If you want to see a great horror movie featuring a private investigator portrayed with professional integrity this Halloween, go see Crimson Peak, directed by, Guillermo del Toro.
Although the script, written by Guillermo del Toro and Matthew Robbins is a far cry from naturalism. Mr Holly, the private investigator character played by Burn Gorman who is hired to investigate Thomas and Lucille Sharpe, is presented as a rock solid detective and this is refreshing.
Is is also a testament to integrity of a story that knows when to wax poetic and when to strip smoke screens and moving mirrors down to bare bones truth which is exactly what private investigator do. Plotwise this serves to move the story forward through — More—