Next of Kin

Next of Kin

Directed by Tony Williams

When a young woman inherits a creaky retirement home, she’ll find herself in a waking nightmare of murder, madness and a legacy of evil that may be inescapable.

When a young woman inherits a creaky retirement home, she’ll find herself in a waking nightmare of murder, madness and a legacy of evil that may be inescapable

Cast: Jacki Kerin, John Jarratt, Alex Scott

Member Reviews

On my first watch I poured a Jack and sat down ready to zone out. By the time the film ended, I hadn't even touched that drink once -- too damn engrossed by this!! Is it derivative of the "is she crazy" genre? Well, it's a 1982 film - not at all. Is the mystery confusing? Pay attention -- there are three entirely different mysteries at play here with some interesting overlap, and the payoff(s) are worth it. Through my second watch now, and my ignorant American POV was all the more enthralled by the Aussie context and travelogue. The visual and sound design are straight-up mesmerizing, and if you watch the subtitles on you'll have all your plot questions answered. Worth it all the way.

DobroZorroo
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3 days ago

DAMN!!! Maybe I was just in the right mood, but this is approaching some atmospheric brilliance. That soundtrack, the spinning camera... even the cat scares worked. Sure there's some clumsy slo-mo and just a few elements that don't entirely add up, but this is a special kind of scary that finds one of the greatest settings out there. Good use of restraint and slow-build -- a real dusty gem from down under.

DobroZorroo
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4 days ago

I don't know whether I'd compare this to The Shining like Tarantino did; more like The Keep?! Total train wreck of a movie, some eerie well composed individual scenes strung together with a bizarre, haphazard plot, discordant music score and odd use of slow motion. Don't know what happened here! I think the actual plot idea isn't bad just a bizarre execution. Is it so bad, it's good? Maybe??!!

Meshud
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6 days ago

last half hour good,well ok.😊

grammyma
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1 week ago

It was ok…pretty slow until the end. Glad I watched it once.

bobfake
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2 weeks ago