Starring: Taylor Schilling, Colm Feore, Brittany Allen, Peter Mooney, Jackson Robert Scott, Olunike Adeliyi
Horror thriller directed by Nicholas McCarthy in which the story follows Sarah (Taylor Schilling), a mother whose young son Miles’s (Jackson Robert Scott) disturbing behavior signals that an evil, possibly supernatural force has overtaken him. Fearing for her family’s safety, Sarah must grapple with her maternal instinct to love and protect Miles in favor of investigating what, or who, is causing his dark turn. She is forced to look for answers in the past, taking the audience on a wild ride; one where the line between perception and reality remains blurry.
Baby Miles: Mama.
John: [to Sarah] Did he really just say that?
Sarah: He’s our little prodigy.
Dr. Elaine Strasser: [to Sarah] Miles isn’t like other kids. His intelligence is off the charts. I don’t have an exact score, but it’ll be very high. He’s special.
Dr. Elaine Strasser: [to Sarah] Miles’s brain is extremely well developed. He may need a specialist.
Miles: Mommy, what’s wrong with me?
Sarah: Miles is having a very difficult time making friends.
Sarah: I want you to tell me everything that you remember.
Miles: I don’t remember anything.
[waking up in the middle of the night, Sarah sees Miles at the end of the dark hallway]
Sarah: Miles. Miles, what’s wrong?
Miles: Mommy, I’m scared.
Sarah: Come here, baby.
[as Miles runs into Sarah arms he suddenly changes into a man and grabs her face]
Arthur Jacobson: Watch the silver eye on top of the arc. Just watch. Every time it swings, let’s pretend we’re unravelling a piece of string, little by little. Let’s pretend that piece of string is time unravelling minute by minute, second by second, going backwards, time slipping away. Everything around you, this house, my voice, your mother, all these things are getting further away. We’re going back through your life, back to when you started school, when you first learned to walk, when you were just a baby. Back to the day were born. Back to the time before this body. I’m no longer speaking to Miles, I’m speaking to the person who is taken residence inside his body. You came uninvited. Tell me if you can hear my voice.
Arthur Jacobson: Miles is dangerous.
[referring to Miles]
John: I don’t feel safe with him in the house.
Sarah: He’s so different now. I feel like I don’t know him.
Miles: Mommy, will you always love me, and no matter what I’ll do?
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