Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh
Directed by Rodrigo Gudino
A man becomes convinced his religious mother is trying to contact him from the dead in this subtle supernatural thriller from Rue Morgue Magazine founder Rodrigo Gudiño. After the mysterious death of reclusive Rosalind Leigh (Vanessa Redgrave), her estranged son, Leon, arrives at her house to take stock of his inheritance. But there's more to this house than dark corners and dusty antiques. Rosalind has left something behind, and it’s been waiting for Leon. Now this force from beyond the grave will pursue him during a night of constantly increasing terror...
A man becomes convinced his religious mother is trying to contact him from the dead.
Cast: Aaron Poole, Vanessa Redfrave, Julian Richings
I think the right medium for this story, and the way it was presented, might have been a point and click video game like Gone Home. But as it is, it's a sad and affecting little movie about the trauma that can result from the kind of abusive upbringing that can result from a parent's extreme religiosity, and the distance it can put between people who otherwise love each other.
Production is impressive for what is essentially a single man in a house, but the story is empty overall and the ending falls flat. Nothing is really explained, and without a stronger symbolic or metaphorical trail to follow the viewer is left wondering what exactly happened aside from a few breadcrumbs resembling discovery. An experience with promising potential that eventually overstays it's welcome and feels hollow in the end.
Interesting. And I never thought I knew what was going to happen next (which is always a plus in horror/thriller)
Slow as a two year itch.
Unremarkable in every way