A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.
Chris and his girlfriend Rose go upstate to visit her parents for the weekend. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.Written by
There has been debate on whether the film is either strictly a thriller film or strictly a horror film. The film had been marketed and promoted mainly as a horror film before and after its release. Yet, after the film had eventually started unexpectedly receiving many prestigious accolades, it was being referred to as a thriller by mainstream media. However, much of the viewers still referred to it as a horror film due to the film's overly creepy atmosphere and concept. Part of the reason for this debate was due to notable awards like the Golden Globes and Academy Awards treating horror films less favorably. It was even argued that horror films that do end up receiving some sort of major award recognition would be deemed thrillers instead due to the stigma of the horror genre supposedly being too extreme and not deep enough for award voters. See more »
After the car hits the tree, there are no signs of an airbag deployment on either the driver or passenger side. See more »
Ok here goes. Having read the reviews and seeing how polarized they were,, I had to check the movie out myself.
To all who regard the movie as racist - I don't think so. Any modern day theme be it racism, sexism, disability issues anything can be used in this movie to highhight the issues being faced by individuals. It is for most part a unique genre in its own right.
Take dusk till dawn mix it with some eugenics and a pinch of humour and bingo .
Yes it does make you feel uncomfortable but not in a serious way. It's funny in places and very clever in bits. Some beautiful shots and filming and menacing score keep it simmering brilliantly. Watch it make your own mind up. Personally one of the most enjoyable movies from last year. Bravo.
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