A Completely Shattering “Realistic” Horror Film… This film disturbed the s**t out of me! This film is raw and real. What makes this film terrifying is that there’s not a vampire, werewolf or banshee in sight. It’s simply the story of a family experiencing an increasing series of emotional nuclear implosions that eventually destroys everything in its wake, leaving one survivor shattered, shaken and stripped of everything, especially his sanity.
A descent into Hell is triggered when “Ex-Lord” Donald Brocklebank finds that he must leave Longleigh House for London to find a way to pay for the medical treatments for his wife Nancy. Alone, his over-protected, delusional, adult son, James, fancies himself in charge of the manor house with his terminally ill mother, and barricades the two of them into the house for a series of ever more panicked home treatments, mistakenly protecting her from the arrival of Nurse Mary and any outside help.