A man in his thirties travels to a remote cabin to reconnect with his estranged father.
Norval's life has been, to put it lightly, difficult. Currently living home with his mother, the troubled young man is coming off alcohol-related struggles. So when he receives an unexpected letter from his estranged father requesting a visit, Norval catches a bus up to his dad's secluded and scenic waterfront home. Maybe reconnecting with his father will give Norval the emotional fulfillment he's been lacking. Before long, though, he notices something off about his dad, an uneasy feeling triggered by inappropriate comments and a possible over-dependence on booze. Norval quickly realizes that his hope of father/son bonding is doomed. Instead of a family reunion, he finds himself in waking nightmare.
Director Ant Timpson
Writer Toby Harvard, Ant Timpson
Cinematography Daniel Katz
Producers Daniel Bekerman, Toby Harvard, Katie Holly, Mette-Marie Kongsved
Starring Elijah Wood, Stephen McHattie, Martin Donovan, Michael Smiley
Providing both a tight script and interesting directing, and blending the best of indie horror with B-movie violence and gore, it's exactly what it needs to be for both the audience and Norval. - Sarah Hagi