Co-directors/co-writers Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala’s psychological thriller unfolds within the claustrophobic confines of a remote holiday village during a snowstorm. Grace (Riley Keough) begins to bond with her fiancé’s two hostile children, but their hard-won amicability soon becomes threatened when traumatic memories of her oppressively religious childhood are reactivated.
This is one of those films that are very divisive. I really don't see much middle ground here in terms of loving vs hating it.
I personally loved this emotional gut punch of a film. It's dark and unrelenting. I do feel the initial promotions for the film somewhat mislead you as to where the film is going but one can't really touch on that too much without spoiling the movie.
I'll say that this is not a fast paced film by any means. It is methodical, and dark. Sinister would be a good word for it. This film is more of a drama than a horror per say.
The Blu Ray looks fantastic, though I had hoped for a 4k release. This will do and if you have an upscaling 4k player the film looks amazing.
So if you are in the mood for a trip down a dark, dark road...did I mention dark? This may be your cup of tea as well.
if you are looking for fodder along the lines of the Conjuring, Insidious, and other modern horror, you may find yourself confused and not liking the film so much. Definitely a more, art house type release.
If you are up for that, give it a go!