Living on a remote British farm, a man and his wife try to make their idyllic life worthwhile as he harbors a monstrous secret living in a secret shed on his property, but as he continues to come to terms with the ramifications of his secret the truth could have more bearing than he imagined.
Overall, this was a watchable if somewhat problematic genre effort. Among the better elements here is the slow-burn approach that takes more of a mystery angle to everything despite being way too easy to guess. The first half here is littered with clues about this strange circumstance as dreams, hallucinatory visions and interactions with others paint a picture of something happening that is gradually set up for the later parts of the film. Handled with enough unnerving tension as to what's going on and the potential for a grisly resolution based on the bloody bodies he keeps witnessing, it all sets the stage for a genuinely enjoyable confrontation at the finale where a nice reveal brings the monstrous outcome to light with several thrilling encounters in the woods and surrounding farmhouse. These are enough to make for a lot to like even though there are still plenty of issues within this one that hold it down. Most of those come from the films' incredibly sluggish and unlikable pacing that will put the most venturesome of viewers to sleep long before any of those positives emerge. A lyrical structure that never makes it clear what's going on is a flashback, a dream, the present day, or some dark form of wishful thinking, the whole idea of what's going on is so haphazardly handled and makes no sense that it becomes nearly impossible to follow along even before anything happens. Starting with the idea of a dark secret and then forcing this type of structure upon us while in the process of explaining what it is doesn't make for a very immersive time as far too much of this is designed to make a reveal happen at the latest possible opportunity through this which gives the film a rather troubling feature. That's not helped at all by the inherent inability to really deliver on the creature feature action so wanted and desired by fans of the genre. Relying on incredibly brief snippets that are frustratingly unclear on anything and on the series of timeline jumps that leave so much of what's going on ambiguous due to the various unexplained scenarios, the end result is that the aforementioned creature attacks are so late in the running time that we're not that invested in anything. When it does decide to get to the creature action as well, this is all so predictable and already sussed out that there's no surprise from anything despite being treated as a grand surprise despite being incredibly obvious. Overall, these factors are what end up bringing this one down the most.
Rated Unrated/R: Graphic Language and Graphic Violence.
Horror / Thriller
Horror / Thriller
A man who has gone into isolated hiding is haunted by visions of the woman he loves and a mysterious creature in the nearby woods.
Uploaded by: FREEMAN
Tech specs720p.WEB 1080p.WEB
1 hr 29 min
P/S 46 / 259