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 »
The pickup truck used in the film initially has the branding on the front grille worn away/blacked out. But when Paul later returns to his house with Will's family, the grille badge has mysteriously returned. 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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The movie is a good work, that is very atmospheric. It does not deal with cheap thrills, really it is a reflection of horror of losing members of your own family, of illness, and the director dealt with his own loss of father to cancer by filming this. So, while not really a master piece, and a bit abstract for average horror lovers, it is a pretty solid work of art, worthy of your time if you are into exploring these kind of issues in a serious way. It is abstract enough, you can see how people in the middle ages felt when dealing with the plague, or indeed in the case of any future apocalyptic pandemic. Film about atmosphere, not really about cheap thrills.
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