It has, shall we say, a less than favourable rating on the "big" internet sites, but this is not a creeper movie that should readily be dismissed. Certainly it puts to shame some of the bigger budgeted horror films that have come our way in the last ten years.
Plot finds grieving parents Adrian (Jordi Molla) and Claire (Catherine McCormack) moving to Ireland. After a tragedy befalls one of their neighbours, they adopt orphaned child Isabel (Ida Jorgensen). Their life finally seems to be on track, but when Isabel starts talking about her imaginary friend, Stevie, Claire becomes convinced that he may not actually be imaginary after all. Especially when things appear to get malevolent.
The makers aren't setting out to make a terrifying horror film, they want, and achieve, to make a psychological thriller that is more about grief than anything supernatural. The reveal at film's finale is actually fine closure, even if it asks much of its expectant audience.
A made-for-TV creeper that's well produced, well performed and not without genuine moments of unease. It's unlikely to be anyone's favourite movie, but there's good value here if expectation levels are set at "late night time filler" mode. 6/10
Drama / Horror
Drama / Horror
After a long and unsuccessful period trying to have a family, Claire and Adrian finally adopt a girl. The arrival of Isabel is welcomed by almost the whole family, but adjusting an eight-year-old girl with a past of her own to a new life might be something more complicated than they expected. Strange things start to happen from the moment Isabel and "her imaginary friend Stevie" come to live with them. The situation becomes more complicated when Stevie's behavior becomes aggressive. Only Claire and Isabel know that Stevie is more than just a figment of Isabel's imagination. Claire will do everything to find out who Stevie is and what he wants. Perhaps if she succeeds, she will be able to recoup their lives and have the family she had desired for so long.
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April 15, 2021 at 04:11 PM