Kathy is the alcoholic and smoking addicted mother of the young, but mature teenager Lizzy. They live together since Kathy's husband Roy left her, and she neglects her daughter. Kathy is supposed to drive Lizzy to her father's home in the morning, but she sleeps until late afternoon and they have to travel during a rainy night. While driving through a lonely road through the woods, Kathy hits a wolf that breaks her car, leaving them stranded on the empty road. They call 911 and while waiting for the tow truck and an ambulance, the wolf disappears from the road. When the tow truck arrives, the mechanic Jesse tells that he needs to fix the axle and an oil leakage to tow her car. While repairing the vehicle, a monster attacks him but neither Kathy nor Lizzy note. When they seek Jesse out, they realize that they are not alone in the spot. Further, Kathy learns that monsters do exist. Will they be rescued on time?Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Scott Speedman starred in another film directed by Bryan Bertino, The Strangers (2008). See more »
The ambulance is being driven in the rain and wind without a front window, yet there is no rain or wind coming in at all. Neither is the long hair of the driver moving due to the wind. See more »
My mom tells me there's no such thing as monsters. But she is wrong. They are out there, waiting for you... watching. They are in the dark... Sometimes where you see them... Sometimes where you don't. I know that now.
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During the soft piano parts of the end credits, you can hear Lizzy and her mother screaming at each other (muffled, as if heard through a wall). See more »
The relationship between the mother and her child is the number one priority here. So while this is a horror movie (mostly in the psychological area), it is also a Drama. And some of the best Horror movies (that are not Slashers or particularly explicitly violent) have been Dramas at heart too.
And while I get that the child may seem annoying to some and some decisions made feel rushed, the casting was good and the script was decent enough giving them all something to play with (no pun intended). The movie is very dark (both in tone and in visual flair) and while it does drift into expected (read cliché territory) and has somewhat of a downfall towards the end (and maybe for some a slow beginning), overall the positive things do win over ...
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