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In it's genre and section - a low budget debute indie film - this is so much more than a horror movie. What could be expected to be a simple horror dramaturgy of classic cut, turns out to develop into a interesting social drama, spiced up with colorful characters, humor and great storytelling. The acting is a chapter on it's own. Most impressive are the unestablished actors, like Sandra Larsson, that really sparkles as the daughter, conveniently named Sandra. That veteran actors like Thomas Hedengran and international movie star Peter Stormare would deliver great work was not as unexpected. Hedengran gives a convincing portrait of the troubled father, balancing on the edge to a mental breakdown. Stormare is also great as the eccentric psychiatrist, yet somewhat a less complex role, but still making an impression in the film. It should be said that for those waiting for the monster, their time will come. The characters may be given a lot of space, but the tickeling foreboding of horror is always present. As a debut feature film script, it's hard to wish for more. Writer and director Filip Tegstedt shows what he is able to do with small resources, which is very promising for projects to come.
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