Release Date: March 1, 2016
Time: 90 minutes
Anna is isolated from human contact in nearly every way, which is exactly how she likes it. Suffering from crippling agoraphobia and holed up in an old Victorian on the outskirts of town, the people in Anna’s life can be counted on two fingers: her terminally-ill love, Conrad, and the charismatic Meals-on-Wheels driver, Dan. when a trio of criminals break into her house, she cannot bring herself to flee. But what the intruders don’t realize is that agoraphobia is not her only psychosis.
There will be spoilers, spoilers there will be. So if you don’t want to read them, just know that I really liked this movie, and highly recommend it.
I enjoy watching and reading about strong women. If they happen to kill someone, well, I’m sure there was a good reason. And if they do it in a different way other than using poison, I have to give them mad props. I knew there was more to Anna, thanks to the description, but I was afraid she was going to be timid throughout the whole movie. But when she started killing, I saw there was nothing to worry about.
Beth Riesgraf’s (Anna) acting is superb. I first remember enjoying her in Leverage. She was quirky, with just a hint of darkness that would peak out. The casting people must of saw her there too, because she does a great job of looking sweet, and then you see a bit of something not quite right appear.
The movie was a bit slow at first, but they had to establish some back story, and dramatically show you photos of Anna and her dad, so you knew something was up with it. When the men finally break into the house, that’s when things get fun… but not for them. The house is one giant trap, and they all end up in the basement, where even more horrors await. I had thought at first that they were keeping the dad in the basement, but I’m glad the movie went a different route.
I’m not going to spoil any murder scenes, although I hate when animals get hurt in a movie. Kill all the people you want, just not the animals! And the final reason as to why Anna is killing is not a big surprise, since, to me at least, it was pretty obvious when you saw the second bedroom in the basement.
But I still highly recommend it, and make sure to keep an eye on Anna’s facial expressions/transformations. It only enhances the terror in the story more.