Her sister Callie has also come to stay with her and help her through the process of moving on.
And being a born again ex drug addict Christian, she tries to keep her head clear to make sure she helps. Until one day finding who she believes is a homeless man down a tunnel a street ahead of their house.
The man, played by the brilliant Doug Jones, asks Callie if she can see him and for a trade. Callie says she will bring him food and does so later on in the night. But although the man is gone, she leaves the food at the end of the tunnel.
The day after, after her daily jog, she gets back to the house to find buttons and bits on the doorstep. She takes them back to the tunnel, thinking the homeless guy can have them back as they're rightfully his, not hers.
But when she goes to bed on the night, she finds a good bit more random things actually in her bed.
Then Daniel comes back from where he was.
And something else comes too that didn't want him to leave.
Is it a ghost/hallucination film? A thriller about missing people? A monster film? A serial killer film? A secret Troll film?
No matter what it is, it's a slow burning horror, which has an uneasy feel over the top. So don't expect a lot of action.
Talking about Mike Flanagan, he recently co-wrote and directed the new movie 'Oculus' which I haven't seen yet but I hope it's edited better and has a clearer path than this film.
The direction was great, that part I couldn't fault. Especially with what time they had on the movie.
It was also a decent story, but it was jumbled. And the editing seemed rather messy too.
Maybe Mike should stick to directing only or have someone help him with his writing.
The main problem with the film however is the acting. Courtney Bell (Tricia) cannot act. It's as simple as that. The only one I found that was actually any good at acting was Katie Parker who played the sister.
Everyone else seemed to be either inbetween, sometimes good and sometimes bad, or incredibly crap.
But there is Doug Jones, not that you can count him considering he was in it for all of 5 seconds.
Still, it didn't take away anything from what the movie was, and say this next line as if you have to pause for a breath before each word:
It was alright.
I'm not going to be in a hurry to watch it again though, even though I have just watched it with the director and actor commentary so I can comment on that. And in all honesty, it's a much more interesting film with the commentary on as we hear about the secrets of the film, cameos, and why things were just a bit blurry at times.
- Audio commentary by the Director and actors.
- Producers commentary (which I haven't watched yet)
- Absentia, a retrospective - Basically a half hour making of.
- Absentia Teaser Camera Test - A minute long trailer of the film, before the script was even complete (It also looks better than the finished product, story wise).
- Deleted Scenes - 4 minutes of deleted scenes, which you can't blame for being cut, however one does have information in which could have helped later on in the film to let you understand how something happened.
So, all in all I'd have to give the film and DVD release:
A decent flick that didn't know what it really wanted to be, and with some polishing could've been much better.
You can buy the film on DVD or Blu-Ray.