Movie #25 of the 2019 31-days of horror challenge.
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A group of researchers try to discover what caused the disappearance of the entire population of Friar, New Hampshire in 1940.
The characters are mostly underdeveloped and forgettable, their actions, though sometimes predictable, are a fascinating study on loneliness, abandonment, depression, and desperation. What I took away, and continue to remember, is how quickly the characters gave up hope and spiraled into their worst selves. That’s probably why the writer didn’t flesh out more of the characters, they intended or needed that descent into hopelessness to be fast.
This supernatural, lost in the haunted woods, trying to find evidence of where people disappeared in the past, psychological, time-bending, horror can be a thrilling watch, if you’re in the right mood. It’s a rather slow burn, that has, when I’m in the correct frame of mind, a wonderful pay-off.