In this unsettling and creepy thriller, Karen (Ilona Elkin), a young nurse who works in a psychiatric ward, boards the last subway train of the night only to have it stop suddenly in the ... See full summary »
In Civil War-era Alabama, a band of outlaws takes refuge at an abandoned plantation after robbing a bank that held a cache of Confederate gold. Led by William, the group includes Sam, Todd, Annabelle, Clyde and Joseph. They intend to flee to Mexico, but nightfall and a thunderstorm force the robbers to remain in place. As the night wears on, each member of the group begins to have visions of the atrocities that occurred within the house. As supernatural forces begin to manifest themselves, the six turn on one another. Written by
From the opening of the film to the final frame I really felt like I was watching something I had not seen before. It was a great horror film but it also made me think of the Twilght Zone. The look of the film was beautiful, very dark and brooding. Someone mentioned a Polanski influence but I see it more as
Polanski by way of early Cronenberg or John Carpenter. Unlike some of the
other people who have commented here, I enjoyed the fact that the film took its time setting up the events in the house. It made the scares that much more
effective. I would like to see the film again (I saw it at the Toronto International Film Festival) Does anyone know when it will be in theaters?
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