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Hor­ror. In the ’60s a young man, Jack (Ge­orge MacKay), his three younger sib­lings (Char­lie Heaton, Mia Goth and Matthew Stagg) and their ail­ing mother, Rose (Nicola Har­ri­son), leave their old life in Eng­land be­hind and take up res­i­dence in her child­hood home in ru­ral Amer­ica.

She dies soon af­ter the move, leav­ing a note ask­ing Jack to keep the fam­ily to­gether at all costs. The chil­dren vow to keep her death a se­cret un­til Jack can in­herit the house when he turns 21, but the idyll of their self-suf­fi­cient seclu­sion is short-lived . . .

If you’ve seen the trailer you might ex­pect a typ­i­cal hor­ror movie, but this is any­thing but – it’s a clas­sic slow-burn thriller that steadily builds a feel­ing of dread, with­out em­ploy­ing cheap jump scares, right up un­til its so­phis­ti­cated rev­e­la­tion.

De­spite the fa­mil­iar feel of the film and a bit of a slow start, bril­liant act­ing by the young cast and a cap­ti­vat­ing plot set against a mag­nif­i­cent back­drop make this worth watch­ing. – BUHLE-BETHU QATYANA 2017. 111 MIN. 16HLV. ALSO OUT ON DVD.

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