Anyway, this new horror comes courtesy of Romola Garai, who you may know best from her acting work in the likes of Atonement, Amazing Grace and the BBC mini-series Emma, but now she’s gotten into writing and directing, with her first entry has made some pretty huge waves.
As for the plot of the film, Decider writes:
“Amulet is the terrifying, spellbinding feature debut for Romola Garai, a Golden Globe nominated actress turned writer-director. Here, she presents a story about the evil that men do to women, and the karmic retribution that they must pay for their sins.
“Tomaz (Alec Secareanu) is a soldier from Eastern Europe seeking refuge in London when a terrible fire rips through the hovel he’s been squatting at. He’s saved by a nun (Imelda Staunton), who agrees to provide him food shelter in exchange for him applying his handyman skills in her decrepit home, which is also occupied by an elderly female tenant who he never sees, but frequently hears howling and growling.
“As you might expect, things don’t go well when the two finally meet.”
Sounds pretty chilling, right?
Talking to CNET’s I’m So Obsessed Podcast, Garai said of Amulet:
“It’s the idea of being in an enclosed space and that space being kind of a threat to you.
“You endlessly replay your life and every decision that you’ve ever made in your life, because you’re suddenly confined in a way that you wouldn’t be otherwise. People will relate to the idea of having to reevaluate yourself as a human being and look at yourself“.
You can watch Amulet on pretty much every streaming service where buying things is optional, such as Amazon Prime Video.
The YouTube comments on the trailer suggest you don’t though…
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