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15 | 86 minutes Distributor: Arrow Films
In reality, it
can take months or years before someone you love becomes a stranger. One of the most chilling tricks genre can play is to accelerate that process – think Miles kissing Becky in Invasion Of The Body Snatchers.
Debutant director Leigh Janiak’s anguished horror plays in the same sandpit. It follows a young couple celebrating their nuptials in… yep, an isolated cottage in the woods. After sleepwalking one night, the wife develops strange wounds and suspicious memory lapses. Is she the same person?
Penny Dreadful’s Harry Treadaway impresses as the increasingly paranoid, panicked hubby, and the film taps into one of the most basic universal fears with some success. But a belated stab at Cronenbergian body horror aside, it never explores any particularly surprising territory. Ian Berriman