Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, the tenuous domestic order he has established with his wife and son is put to the ultimate test with the arrival of a desperate young family seeking refuge. Despite the best intentions of both families, paranoia and mistrust boil over as the horrors outside creep ever-closer, awakening something hidden and monstrous within him as he learns that the protection of his family comes at the cost of his soul.Written by
The movie premiered at the 2017 Overlook Film Festival. See more »
Given the family's fear of discovery, why the would light fires at night or in the early evening when they would be seen from many more miles away than in the daytime is never explained. See more »
Can you hear me? Dad, can you hear me?
[nodding a weary yes]
You don't need to fight it. You can just let it all go. Everything's okay.
[pan reveals that she is speaking with a mask on]
I love you, dad. I do. I'm so sorry. Oh, god...
[gets up to go]
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It's like I went in to watch an apple but ended up watching an orange.
The movie does not tell you much about what's going on, yet leaves you to believe there is a sickness that will be the focus of the horror. Technically it is, but not how I thought when I enter the movie. It's a horror movie but it's more of a psychological thriller. One of those one set areas films where it's all about character interaction and how good the actors are in it.
They were pretty good. I was expecting it to be darker, or maybe a different type of dark with more emphasis of the darkness of the monster which I did not get. More like the darkness of the soul of man, when put in a desperate situation.
Still well played to the very end, but it can be a little iffy for those expecting something not so different in there horror.
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