An American nanny is shocked that her new English family's boy is actually a life-sized doll. After she violates a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive.
One of three horror movies directed by Mike Flanagan to be released in 2016, the others being Before I Wake and Ouija: Origin Of Evil. See more »
When Maddie takes shelter in her bedroom, she closes the door and pushes a dresser in front of the door with great difficulty. After the killer uses Sarah's hand to bang on the window and Maddie backs out of the room, she pushes the dresser out of the way with one hand and little trouble. See more »
You know what, I think you're holding out on me. I bet if I hit the right spot... I can make you scream
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A Very Clever Take on the "Home Invasion" Sub-Genre
To make this short and sweet, all I need to say is watch this movie. Watch it with a big group of people.
It takes a very simple plot and makes it into a very well-thought out horror movie.
The opening scenes effectively establish Maddie's story to allow the audience to get to know and care for the character.
Once the masked killer arrives, it begins as your typical cat-and-mouse game seen in every home invasion movie. The main character being deaf does allow a fresh spin on this game though. And without giving much away, the movie slowly begins to evolve into a very tense, fun ride.
Not to mention the superb acting from Kate Siegel, given the fact that she was only able to use sign language and other resources as a form of communication. You wonder throughout the film what you would do in her shoes, and you may be surprised by the logic and resourcefulness of some of her decisions.
There are several moments that would likely get an audience riled up, so grab a big group of friends and enjoy.
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