A young man and his three younger siblings, who have kept secret the death of their beloved mother in order to remain together, are plagued by a sinister presence in the sprawling manor in which they live.
Three brothers and a sister have just lost their mother. After her death they fear to be separated, so to protect themselves and prevent this from happening they decide to flee to an abandoned farm, a place that is not what it seems, because it hides a dark secret between its walls.
Anya Taylor-Joy and Charlie Heaton also co-star in the 2019 film "The New Mutants". See more »
The mock-up of an English newspaper says "10.000 £ missing". An actual English-language paper would say, "£10,00 missing". The use of "." for a separator rather than "," and the placement of the pound sterling sign at the end betrays its European (Spanish) origin. See more »
[to Jack Farabone]
You're the only one who's really dead
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Really liked the mix of drama, family and suspense with this film. I have watched a lot of horror films and am often disappointed with the weak characters and plot. People that like lots of gore and jump scares in a horror film won't like this film. And some won't like the famous five/coming of age feel to it but I felt it worked really well as it got me emotionally involved. I loved the way the family dynamics and mystery was used in this film. There were lots of very suspenseful moments, like when the youngest child had to go out on the landing to retrieve the dice. The acting was strong, especially from the leading male. I wasn't terribly keen on Anna Taylor Joy's portrayal - think she overdoes the wide-eyed, sugary sweetness - but felt all the other actors in the film did a great job. I've seen Mia Goth in a few films now and she always surprises me because, at first glance, she seems very plain looking but she manages to grab your attention in every scene she is in. The film reminded me a bit of "The Others". I did like the twist, which caught me by surprise even though this kind of twist has been done in other films. I did think though that the film would have been better if the very last section had been cut out - it just dragged the idea on unnecessarily. However, this film kept my interest from beginning to end, was directed and crafted very well and I would highly recommend it.
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