With World War II just over and her husband still away, Grace moves to a remote mansion in Jersey with her two children, both of whom have a dangerous allergy to sunlight. However, the arrival of a trio of servants brings with it a host of supernatural goings-on which threaten to seriously destabilise the family’s closeted existence.
A cracking bit of psychological horror which should confirm Amenabar's status as one of the hottest directors around. It will doubtless invite comparisons to a number of other films - but to tell you what those are would be to give too much away. Just work it out for yourself , and prepare to be seriously spooked.
Reviewed by Caroline Westbrook
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