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A writer (Charles Davis) comes to a lonely inn by the lake to finish
his screenplay. The inn's owner, a rather brash woman (Leslie Dame),
insists on him not using his laptop ("It won't work here") but
an ancient typewriter that's part of his room's furniture, as is an old
radio. However, the woman is also very interested in the writer's
progress, and insists on him to keep at it. The writer doesn't have the
best of times, he can hardly sleep, hears and sees things that aren't
there ... but he's really getting along with his writing, and the radio,
which plays mainly static and weird voices, seems to be inspiring, maybe
guiding him - until it starts luring him into dark places. Eventually, the
man gets so freaked out by what's going on that he throws the typewriter
into the lake - not a good idea, as things go really downhill from there
Now above synopsis hardly does Athas justice, makes
it sound like just another spooky story, while the film is really more of
a moodpiece, using strong imagery, unusual editing, and imaginative
camerawork to make the creepiness of the story palpable, to give the
audience an actual feel of unease that's shared by the main character. And
while the film might be slow-burn in its build-up, it really sucks one in.
And of course, a strong cast helps to make this a pretty much must-see