A ‘bit unpleasant’ is the phrase I’d use to describe the newest Blink Wink Production psychological thriller.
Starring Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs and Mia Goth, this latest thriller depicts the characteristics of your typical nail-biting suspense movie. The film begins, when the high-spirited young executive (DeHaan) is given the chore to retrieve the company’s CEO- Rolan Pembroke from the ‘wellness centre’ in a remote rural village in the Swiss Alps. There, he learns that Pembroke and the other patients are retrieving ‘the cure’, Lockhart (DeHaan) is left baffled with the type of treatments that are in place in the institute and becomes more suspicious. On the mission to retrieve Pembroke back to New York, he stumbles into conversations with fellow patient Victoria Watkins (Celia Imrie), in the centre’s garden; Lockhart learns that the spa was built on top of the ruins of castle that was owned by a barren which was burnt to the ground 200 years ago. The castle was said to be burnt due to a rebellion of peasants against the baron as he began to perform hellish ceremonies on victims to try to make his lover- his sister, fertile.