Directed by Matthew Holness
Disgraced children’s puppeteer Philip returns to his childhood home of Fallmarsh, Norfolk, intent on destroying Possum, a hideous puppet he keeps hidden inside a brown leather bag. When his attempts fail, Philip is forced to confront his sinister stepfather Maurice in an effort to escape the dark horrors of his past.
A disgraced puppeteer returns to his childhood home to destroy a hideous puppet and confront his past.
Cast: Sean Harris, Alun Armstrong, Andy Blithe
Wonderful slow psychological horror. Sean Harris is an absolute masterclass in acting. Real tropes of classic British horror. Creepy, unrelenting and oozing with atmosphere.
a great, slow-burning, psychological horror with genuinely terrifying visuals, intense acting and a handful of well-done jump scares for people that prefer that sort of thing.
An absolutely brilliant, chilling, absurdist masterpiece which doesn’t solely rely on the horrifying puppet. A brilliant buildup incorporating psychological elements that appeal to innermost fear. Do not expect a conventional horror film, you will not find it here. You need to watch, you need to think. That’s where the pure horror lies.
A really grubby, claustrophobic character study- wasn't quite my cup of tea, but very well executed.
Total pile of 💩 watching paint dry would have been more entertaining