In her stunning feature film debut, Elizabeth Olsen delivers "an electrifying, star-is-born performance" (Rolling Stone) in this gripping psychological thriller that is "far and away one of the year's best" (Associated Press)!
After escaping from a dangerous cult and the watchful eye of its charismatic leader (Academy Award® Nominee John Hawkes*), a young woman named Martha (Olsen) tries to reclaim a normal life with her family. But the haunting memories from Martha's past trigger a chilling paranoia — and nowhere seems safe as the fragile line between her reality and delusions begin to blur.
*Supporting Actor, Winter’s Bone, 2010.
**Mary Last Seen
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Olsen, in a captivating, career-making performance, makes Martha awkward and inscrutable, sexual yet innocent.
A purposely disturbing portrait of a damaged psyche.
Durkin depicts a horror that some among us actually live, where the search for family leads to something familiar and dangerous.
Sean Durkin's compulsively watchable first film is a psychological thriller camouflaged as an Ingmar Bergman-style country-house drama.
Hawkes is, as ever, outstanding. But Olsen is a wonder.
The horror aesthetic of B-movie producer Val Lewton -- that the unseen is more frightening than the seen -- is carried to a merciless extreme in this unnerving debut feature by writer-director Sean Durkin.