Iris invites her friend Jack to stay at her family's island getaway after the death of his brother. At their remote cabin, Jack's drunken encounter with Hannah, Iris' sister, kicks off a revealing stretch of days.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Henshall) is the author of the famous Sherlock Holmes books. This movie shows us how Doyle came up with the idea of the 'super detective' and how he uses the ... See full summary »
A couple of college students known only as the Girl and the Guy are traveling home to Delaware the day before Christmas Eve. They're on a frozen road that the Guy is convinced is a scenic short-cut. In the middle of nowhere in below freezing conditions they are run off the road by a hit and runner. They soon realize they're caught in a supernatural bubble where a crime from 1953 is doomed to repeat itself, year after year threatening new victims. The Guy attempts to walk back to the last petrol station but his wounds from the crash are worse than he let on.Written by
After the crash, car interior scenes were shot on a stage, while all exterior scenes were shot on an actual cold snowy road, with trailers on location to keep cast and crew warm in between takes. See more »
The outside temperature is below zero but their breath (water vapor) is never seen. See more »
Okay, so let me get this straight, you think I intentionally arranged for us to get stranded out here?
I don't know!
It was an accident, goddammit! You saw the other guy! You think he was in on it too?
You know what, while you were supposedly unconscious, I got through to a friend's voice mail and I'm sure she's called the cops.
Would you listen to yourself? What kind of a psycho do you think I am?
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Good effort to make a genuinely scary ghost story. The actor James Mason once wrote that films in the snow never work because they make the audience feel cold, but on this occasion the snow helped create a 'chilling' atmosphere. Good performance from Emily Blunt.
Other reviewers have noted that there were some missed opportunities to raise the film above the seemingly modest aspirations of the scriptwriter and director. The haunting did not start until well into the movie, and the ghostly figures and location were underused.
Nevertheless, it gives hope for more psychological horror and fewer gore features in the future.
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