Directed by Ivan Kavanagh
Having escaped from a cult as a child, a mother must face her past when its sinister members break into her home and attempt to steal her eight-year-old son, David. Now the two are on the run, pursued by a detective determined to save them both. Since his aborted kidnapping, something has changed in David and the boy has succumbed to a mysterious illness. Following her maternal instincts to save him, his mother commits unspeakable acts to keep him alive but is losing the battle. Soon, she has to decide how far she is willing to go to save her son. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL.
When a young boy mysteriously falls ill, his mother must decide how far she will go to protect him from terrifying forces in her past.
Cast: Andi Matichak, Emile Hirsch, Luke David Blumm
Solid premise but underdelivers, not the worst way to spend some time if you like your 'creepy child of the occult' films though.
(Maybe spoiler) Another Shudder original that almost got it right! They were laying out what I thought was going to be an amazing back story, but once we finally got the whole story it was so lacking as was the ending. And the demonic creature was a poorly constructed afterthought!
one of the best shudder movies. really enjoyed this. a must watch.
Really enjoyed this one!
The stars I did give are for Emile Hirsch, who is like a young Jack Black in both appearance and mannerisms. The film itself is slow though, and the story falls flat. I wanted to be able to root for the mother and son but could not, so I turned it off halfway through.