A heart-pounding thriller about a widowed child psychologist who lives an isolated existence in rural New England. Caught in a deadly winter storm, she must find a way to rescue a young boy before he disappears forever.
Steven is a troubled kid from Maine being sent to boarding school. While his father, Richard Portman, is driving him there, they get into a bad argument, and the car swerves into oncoming traffic, killing Richard and putting Steven in a vegetative state. Six months later, Richard's second wife and Steven's stepmother, Mary, is taking care of his every need. Mary is a psychologist who works from home with children and adolescents. She is upset to learn that one of her patients, a deaf child named Tom, is to be transferred to a school in Boston. Later, Mary discusses Steven with her therapist, Dr. Wilson. While she feels guilty, she has decided to put Steven in a home to be cared for because he is no longer there and is just a body..
The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2013 Blacklist, a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »
When Mary and Tom are on the boat dock, despite the weather being well below freezing, you can't see their breath. See more »
Hey. It's going to be okay.
Just tell me we're doing the right thing.
No, sweetheart, I know you want to fix this. It's what you do. But we've tried. All right? We've been trying and look where it's gotten us.
[looking over at their son waiting in the car]
And I think the space is gonna be good for him. For all of us. Besides, it's a good school. He'll be home by the end of the summer.
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more suspense then horror, one for the home-invading lovers
Teared down by the press but still it popped up on horror sites now and then as worth seeing so I gave it 91 time out of my life. It isn't that scary and maybe you have seen a lot of flicks in this kind but for me it wasn't that bad at all.
It's the performance of Charlie Heaton (Stephen Portman) also famous for Stranger Things (2016) series that elevates this flick. What he does with his character from disabled to creep is outstanding. The fact that Naomie Watts plays his mum does give it an extra touch.
On part of the story itself it may be all predictable and you can guess who's the stranger in house rather quickly but still it entertained me. There aren't many effects used, it's the house that must deliver and that one shot while Dr Wilson (Oliver Platt) is skyping with Mary (Watts) and he notices stranger things (hihi) going on.
Not one for the horror geeks but if you do like home-invading flicks or a bit of suspense then this is worth seeing.
Gore 0/5 Nudity 0,5/5 Effects 2/5 Story 2,5/5 Comedy 0/5
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