Movie number SEVEN!!and going back to a genre which i love….horror, its an older movie i watched from 2013!
So lets get into it, the synopsis….
A historic Southern home’s new residents (Abigail Spencer, Chad Michael Murray) come face to face with a malevolent force. Simple right, also it was based on true events so it did peek my interest.
The Cast ( I will just point out the main characters of the movie, if you like to see the full cast click here
- Abigail Spencer as Lisa Wyrick
- Emily Alyn Lind as Heidi Wyrick
- Chad Michael Murray as Andy Wyrick
- Grant James as Mr. Gordy
- Katee Sackhoff as Joyce
The mystery levels of this horror movie at time were literally insane (in a good way). Every five minutes you will learn something new and this pace keeps up until the last couple minutes of the movie, even during the big climactic showdown. I prefer layered movies in comparison to slashers and creature features because the anticipation and intrigue stays throughout the entire film.
Now onto the main characters Chad Michael Murray, whom has appeared in likes of the House of Wax remake. Another interesting casting choice Chad Michael Murray got plenty of screen time, but his role feels completely detached however on a postivie note he did show passionate in the role as a young father.
The female co-leads starting with Abigail Spencer, she does a great job as Lisa Wyrick, the mother designed to be loathed, which she pulls of very well her acting ability. And Katee Sackhoff plays Joyce (sister of Lisa Wyrick) didn’t get too much screen time for a talented actress therefore was under used, and wasn’t too effected in the movie or the plot line.
So here is my THIRD movie review!, as before I will talk about the actual film synopsis, so you’ll know what the story is about….
Verena (Emilia Clarke) is a determined young nurse hired to help a mute young heir (Edward Dring) within an isolated castle in Tuscany. The more she observes the boy, the more Verena becomes convinced he has fallen under the spell of a powerful and otherworldly persona trapped in the villa’s stone walls, one that seems to be rapidly entwining with her own.
The Cast (I will just point out the main characters of the movie, if you like to see the full cast just click here)
- Emilia Clarke as Verena
- Marton Csokas as Klaus
- Caterina Murino as Malvina
- Kate Linder as LaVecchia
- Lisa Gastoni as Lilia
So here we go! My quick review be warned SPOILERS!…
Emilia Clarke really stands out in these smaller dramatic roles with Marton Csokas as an excellent co-lead. Where the movie was filmed, the scenery of a beautiful Italian setting and gothic overtones was the setting for a wonderfully creepy and suspenseful tale by Eric D Howell. The third act had a (sort of) Edgar Allan Poe/Hitchcock inspired vibe to it which really took you into the movie. Would definitely recommend this to someone whom would enjoy an 1950s style gothic thriller.
Overall I would give this a 3/5