A married couple move into a new house in Dublin. Wife Janice is a weather forecaster and is tricked into working from home by her boss Joe, with whom she has had an affair. Feeling guilty about this affair, she goes to visit spiritual healer Mary and tries to follow her advice. She soon becomes distracted by a bigger issue - she begins to see ghosts in the house. They soon reveal a shocking tale of an unhappy marriage and a possible murder. Janice researches the house's past and finds the visions may have an historical basis. As she uncovers the truth, she is forced to come to terms with the secrets of her own past. Written by
This non-slasher (thank you!) movie is hard to rate as the presentation has no coherence. The cinematography leaps from bright lights/big city to low-key, Irish floral, apparently on a whim. The make-up was bizarre, with Matthew looking at times as if he had a huge port wine stain, and Janice with pitted skin. The Seeress veered from white clown make-up to the skin of a woman dying of blood loss. The main characters, Matthew and Janice had absolutely no chemistry and couldn't fake it. No way could I believe he was her husband and that they conceived a child together. They seemed to have such an isolated life together that I could understand why she had an affair. I think the underlying plot of the movie is based on "Gaslight", mentioned fondly during one the final scenes, but neither the director nor the young cast could pull off a plausible imitation. Not a bad way to spend a rainy night, but a waste of "Cinematography Night". Not one actor was able to pull off the belief that he/she became the person they portrayed, which is death to a good film.
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