'A Haunting In Venice' starring Kenneth Branagh is a classic murder mystery with a ghostly twist

'It's not only a murder mystery, but there's also a ghost story and supernatural element,' says Tina Fey.

ByAmy Becker OTRC logo
Monday, September 11, 2023
'A Haunting In Venice' is a murder mystery with a twist
'A Haunting In Venice' is the third installment of the Detective Hercule Poirot murder mysteries; this time, combining the classic format with a supernatural element.

LOS ANGELES -- Not unlike its precursory counterparts, "Murder on the Orient Express" and "Death on the Nile," 20th Century Studio's "A Haunting In Venice" begins with a murder, but something is very unusual about this one, and Detective Poirot is left to explain the unexplainable.

"It's not only a murder mystery, but there's also a ghost story and supernatural element to the film, which sort of takes it to another level," said Tina Fey.

As the third installment in the Agatha Christie-inspired films, "A Haunting In Venice" definitely takes a turn in terms of its fright factor.

"It has to be real. It has to be physically like you are doing it by yourself... Getting to that point, I had nightmares!" Michelle Yeoh said about the filming process.

Director and Hercule Poirot himself, Kenneth Branagh, said "You will be scared, and I guarantee even if you think you've got it, I think you'll find there are surprises all the way through to the end."

With a new realm of possible murderers, the audience is certainly in for a challenge if they want to solve the mystery before Poirot.

"I can say with confidence I don't think anyone will get who's involved in all of this... except for Poirot!" Jamie Dornan laughed.

"A Haunting In Venice" will hit theaters September 15.

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