First screened in December 2014
Director: Mike Flanagan. Cast: Katie Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Annalise Basso, Garrett Ryan, Rory Cochrane, Katee Sackhoff, James Lafferty, Miguel Sandoval, Kate Siegel, Bob Gebert, Scott Graham. Screenplay: Mike Flanagan and Jeff Howard. Twitter Capsule:
Direction's cool control somewhat at odds with wonky, conceit-heavy script. Laudably banks on tricky premise. Bit slippery.
Could be cool calling-card, and likely to win cult devotées. But most original elements (braided plotlines, obscure antagonist) duke it out with clichés, jump scares, foreseeable payoffs.