An Australian psychological horror film, it
relies on intelligent camera work, lighting and a creepy yet simple tale to
scare us. It succeeds!
The faceless monster torments Amelia, the single mother (Essie
Davis) and her son Samuel (child actor Noah Wisemen) much as they try to reject
his existence. Both characters are played brilliantly with unerring ease. While
our heart goes out to the mom, the child is supremely talented in showing adult
like responses and instincts.
Director Jennifer Kent made this movie in a tiny sum of $2
million and not only does it pack a lot of shocks but it also plays with your
mind. For people like myself who like horror without gore, it was a good watch.