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Raising Cain Review

Frankenstein’s monster dragged to the modern-day not just with new intentions of its message, but with a savage demonisation of a man who should, in an ideal world, be trusted. Brian De Palma spins those chilling Mary Shelley meanings into Raising Cain, a feature that sees a man devoted to his work reflect on the failures of his father. It is a horrified realisation of a son following in the demented footsteps of his father, but also an exciting and delicate take on the Giallo genre. De Palma would dabble in Giallo time and time again, and although Raising Cain does not convince an audience entirely of its merits in such a genre, there is enough variety and challenging, interesting material within to make a case for its dedication to such a sub-genre of horror. 

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