Queen of Earth

Queen of Earth

Directed by Alex Ross Perry

Shaken by her father's death and a difficult breakup, Catherine retreats to the lakeside cabin of her friend Virginia in an attempt to heal. But their once-strong friendship begins to strain, with the constant presence of boy-next-door Rich further amplifying the simmering tension between the women.

Two women retreat to a cabin, where simmering tension and psychological breaks threaten to boil over.

Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Katherine Waterston, Patrick Fugit, Kentucker Audley, Keith Poulson

Member Reviews

very arty and well acted. Good background music. Lots of tension that goes nowhere.

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2 months ago

the bad reviews here are from impatient people, looking for a cheap horror. This is a great character study piece with some genuinely unsettling scenes, representing the horrors of mental illness and feeling isolated. (i don't see why shudder can't have psychological thrillers/horrors that require some thought and concentration as well as the bog standard no-brainer cheap horrors that rely on jump scares and gore - a quick google of the title will inform you of what sort of film you're about to watch)

JRM
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3 months ago

Good idea, good actors, genuinely felt sad for the girl going through it all and the lack of support she was getting. But...not a horror movie. Literally nothing happens. It's a character piece, and a very good one, but you have to be in the mood for that and not expect anything 'scary'.

drjennymcgee
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3 months ago

A bit of an anomaly here on Shudder. A claustrophobic, detached and sparse drama centred around a growing sense of tension and mental instability between two old friends from privileged upbringings. I loved the rustic camerawork, patchy dialogue and quality acting.

TomLearner
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4 months ago

Not a genre horror movie. But a movie about depression which accurately renders its horror, helped by an amazing Elisabeth Moss

JBHarris
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4 months ago