A brilliant man marries a beautiful woman and shows her his home, stating that it's all hers - except a room she can't enter. First chance she enters and discovers what might be human cloning. When the husband returns she pays the price.
Merricat, Constance and their Uncle Julian live in isolation after experiencing a family tragedy six years earlier. When cousin Charles arrives to steal the family fortune, he also threatens a dark secret they've been hiding.
When a medieval monk unexpectedly dies in a horrific way, the Church sends Mateho the Inquisitor, a rational man of science, to investigate the alleged 'witch'. When Mateho himself becomes ... See full summary »
Tortured by the memory of a childhood trauma, a woman returns after a decade to her family's fly-in hunting lodge to assist her siblings with their dying father, only to find herself stuck in a life threatening nightmare.
Based on the Carnegie Medal winning novel by Margeret Mahy. Sixteen year-old Laura Chant lives with her mother and four-year-old brother Jacko in a poor new suburb on the edge of a partially demolished Christchurch, New Zealand. Laura is drawn into a supernatural battle with an ancient spirit who attacks Jacko and slowly drains the life out of him as the spirit becomes ever younger. Laura discovers her true identity and the supernatural ability within her, and must harness it to save her brother's life.
So much better than the 5.2 it currently rates. The movies I turn off before the end rate 5 or lower, this movie kept me interested all the way through. OK, it's not a GREAT movie, but it is a good one. A fresh approach to the overworked good witch/bad witch theme. A good script, some very competant acting and the backdrop of the earthquake devastated New Zealand cityscape woven together expertly on a meagre budget. This isn't a trashy Hollywood teen-movie, this is a genuine chiller. The versatile Timothy Spall pulls this movie together expertly, and it would be no exaggeration to say the movie would be a great deal poorer without him.
That isn't to detract from the skills of others involved, they were all very good. It's just that the storyline wouldn't have worked so well in lesser hands.
A good effort all round. Bravo New Zealand, keep 'em coming !!
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