Welcome to another edition of Retro Rewind, the TGJ feature whipped up to celebrate TV and Film’s entertaining, and occasionally horrific, past.
Today, thirteen years after its release, we revisit Halle Berry‘s ‘Gothika.’
In it, the actress plays a psychiatrist working in a women’s mental hospital who ends up becoming a patient when she murders her husband.
However, all isn’t at it seems as her quest for justice sees her slip and slide into a world tainted by male privilege, police corruption and the sexual abuse of powerless women within the institutions the people she trusted were supposed to protect.
Built on a budget of $40 million the movie swept up $141.6 million at the box office.
$59,694,580 of this was generated in the United States alone.
I love scary movies. That’s one of the reasons why I wanted to do this one so much. None had ever come my way that I liked as much as this one. And also the producer Joel Silver approached me. How do you say no to someone who has such a great history of making scary films like “Ghost Ship, “Thirteen Ghosts” and “House on Haunted Hill?”