Sunday 18 March 2012

Film 85: Lie Still

...or The Haunting of #24 as it was retitled when released in the States (it hasn't been released over here).

A pleasant surprise, Sean Hogan's debut feature turns out to be a genuinely creepy and enigmatic haunted house tale set in a very believable contemporary Britain, which briefly touches on homelessness and 'hoodie horror' while documenting a descent into psychological hell which could be supernatural.

The only disappointment is an epilogue which confirms it all was supernatural, which rather deflates the film's powerfully ambiguous story. Otherwise, this is top-notch stuff and makes me want to see more films by Sean Hogan.

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