When troubled musical prodigy Charlotte seeks out Elizabeth, the new star pupil of her former school, the encounter sends both musicians down a sinister path with shocking consequences.


Richard Shepard


Eric C. Charmelo (as Eric Charmelo), Richard Shepard | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marie Maskell Marie Maskell ... Charlotte's Mother
Allison Williams ... Charlotte
Christina Jastrzembska ... Aunt
Glynis Davies ... Aunt
Molly Grace ... Young Charlotte
Milah Thompson ... Young Lizzie
Steven Weber ... Anton
Alaina Huffman ... Paloma
Logan Browning ... Lizzie
Mark Kandborg ... Theis
Graeme Duffy ... Geoffrey
Eileen Tian ... Zhang Li
Tasmin Carlow-Ujiie Tasmin Carlow-Ujiie ... Party Cellist Girl
Jorya Yi Jorya Yi ... Party Cellist Girl
Winnie Hung ... Mingzhu


An elegant and terrifying suspense ride filled with unexpected twists and turns. When troubled musical prodigy Charlotte (Allison Williams) seeks out Elizabeth (Logan Browning), the new star pupil of her former school, the encounter sends both musicians down a sinister path with shocking consequences. Written by Netflix

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It's Time to Face the Music


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This movie does not have any connection with Weinstein, not even a symbolic one. Miramax was founded in 1979 by brothers Bob and Harvey Weinstein, and was acquired by The Walt Disney Company in June 1993. The Weinsteins continued to operate Miramax until they left the company in September 2005 after some disagreements with Disney (the distribution of Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore) and they founded a new studio, (TWC) The Weinstein Company. Miramax was sold by Disney to Filmyard Holdings in 2010. In 2016 the company was sold to the beIN Media Group. Since April 3, 2020 Viacom CBS own 49% stake in the company. See more »


Charlotte and Lizzie take a bus trip out of Shanghai and they head into a snowy, mountain wilderness. Lettering on the bus reads Shanghai - Tongli. Tongli is a tourist town on the outskirts of Shanghai. Also, in the movie, it's summer in Shanghai. See more »


Lizzie: I cant. I cant move. If I move, I'll shit.
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Requiem, K. 626, Dies Irae
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Sir Neville Marriner, The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Laszlo Heltay
Courtesy of The Saul Zaentz Company
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More Silly than Scary.
17 October 2019 | by truemythmediaSee all my reviews

I first heard about this film when I was on my way to work, while listening to NPR. The story essentially said that Netflix had released a new horror film, and it was so gross that it was making people throw up. My ears perked up. "This should be good," thought I.

I waited to hear the title of the film, and then immediately tuned my radio to another dial so as not to spoil anything else. Hearing that a movie is so disgusting it makes viewers vomit would probably work as a good deterrent for most people; not I. For me, it made it a must see. So, with no other knowledge other than the fact that the film I was about to watch was vomit inducing, I plopped down in my chair and prepared for something I expected to be wholly terrifying.

Instead, I spent almost the next hour and a half laughing.

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