First screened in July 2016
Director: David F. Sandberg. Cast: Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Maria Bello, Alexander DiPersia, Billy Burke, Lotta Losten, Andi Osho, Rolando Boyce, Maria Russell, Alicia Vela-Bailey. Screenplay: Eric Heisserer (based on a short film written and directed by David F. Sandberg). Twitter Capsule:
Allegory of illness is tense but belabored and sensationalist, then crosses into obscenity with way off-message finale.
I was willing to give some credit for the mental-health parable, even as it got so relentlessly obvious, but too many tropes are familiar and the end really scuttles good will.