Anne (Gail Yost) has not been quite well of late, she doesn't talk,
rarely leaves the house, keeps her creepy puppet as her only companions,
companions she assigns personalities to, and the one person she feels
close to is Hope (Melissa Daddio), host of the TV show she watches daily.
She has also self-mutilating tendencies that grow stronger and more
dangerous on an almost daily basis. The only person who looks after her is
her son Nick (Michael Kenneth Fahr), but she pretty much ignores him, even
though he tries to do everything for her ... well, as much as he can
stopping by only once a day.
Problem starts when Anne one day does leave
the house on her own, injures herself ... and comes back home with live-in
nurse Sarah (Natalie Pitcher), a person Nick just can't accept - but from
there things take a whole different much more sinister turn ...
word of warning: Better not watch Anne when you have to have plenty
of sleep the ensuing night, as it's really creepy and likely to remain
with you for quite a while, thanks mostly to its visual strength that gets
the most of very limited locations and means, and of course its strong
central performance by Gail Yost, who carries an estimated 75% of the
movie completely on her own. What's interesting in this respect is that
despite the film's creepy as heck, there's actually not all that much
happening in Anne, it's deliberately slow-moving, sometimes
intentionally confusing, and low on actual shocks even. It's just likely
to creep you out all the same ...