Director: Michael Pearce
Cast includes: Jessie Buckley, Johnny Flynn, Geraldine James
2017 / UK / English

Michael Pearce’s feature debut is a smartly layered thriller that draws haunting drama from a creepy location and an array of plausibly shady characters: In a small island community, a troubled young woman falls for a mysterious outsider who empowers her to escape her oppressive family. When he comes under suspicion for a series of brutal murders she defends him at all costs and learns what she is capable of.

This is a masterclass of slow-burning chills.