When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter and grandchildren begin to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry, trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited.
The movie was praised by many critics as the scariest movie of the year and proclaimed as one of the scariest movies ever which is all nonsense. The movie is hardly scary at all. The movie is somewhat similar to Rosemary’s Baby in its story and even the ending. There are some scenes which don’t make sense like Peter taking his sister Charlie to a party or not calling 911 when she has an allergy attack.
The movie would have worked much better if it was a movie about a family with mental issues which is what the director intended to in the first place according to an interview that I read.
Toni Collette was excellent as Annie Graham, a miniaturist artist.Gabriel Byrne was good as Steve Graham, Annie’s husband. Alex Wolff was very good as Peter Graham, their 16-year-old son. Milly Shapiro was very good as Charlie, their 13-year-old creepy daughter. Ann Dowd was good as Joan. Mallory Bechtel looked pretty as Bridget, Peter’s classmate.