Shut In

2016-11-11 09:09

What it's about:

A widowed child psychologist who lives an isolated existence in rural New England. Caught in a deadly winter storm, she must find a way to rescue a young boy before he disappears forever.

What we thought:

The thriller/horror genre has had a bad rep lately – too many jump scares and predictable plots have turned it into somewhat of a bore.

While Shut In doesn’t offer anything new it has enough to keep you on the edge of your seat, make your heart race and have you gasp in shock at the plot twist. 

Mary (Noami Watts) takes care of her teenage son (Charlie Heaton) who was left paralysed after an accident in which her husband died. 

She's a child psychologist who lives in a remote part of New England, one of her patients is a young boy, Tom (Jacob Tremblay).

On the eve of a massive storm Tom runs away from his foster home and finds his way to her house and then disappears. 

While Mary tries to find Tom strange things start happening in her house and to her. 

I really don’t want to give any of the story away.

What makes the plot so intriguing is that it keeps you guessing. There are times when you're not really sure if it's really happening or if it's all just a dream.

The story moves quite fast. It doesn’t drag out, keeps you fully engaged and doesn’t delay the plot twist.

When it comes to the acting every actor did a pretty okay job, Watts plays a very convincing mother and Tremblay who doesn’t have much dialogue perfectly embodies a scared somewhat creepy little child.

The star of the show is Heaton (Stranger Things) who had both light and dark aspects of his role (I don't want to say too much).

Shut In is a pretty good thriller that will give the faint of heart a scare and keep the not so faint of heart in suspense.  It's definitely worth the watch. 

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