Ever since the untimely loss of her baby, Kate (Gemma Deerfield) has
turned to the occult, and gradually become obsessed with it - so much so
that her sister Bec (Edwina Lea) and her boyfriend Tom (Leon Florentine)
come to look after her to find her in a very sorry state ... but somehow,
Kate persuades them to have a seance with her. Thing is, the seance goes
totally haywire as they get in touch with a ghost from the past who has
also lost his child. But somehow this ghost from the past reaches out for
them to drag them into his sordid and violent story ... and as a matter of
fact, it might be that he has actually sacrificed his son ...
and Alex (Jon Stoley) receives a visit from his ex Jill (Katya Greer),
who's really worried about him despite the fact that she has a court order
that he can't see his son anymore and despite the fact that he has turned
violent on her. Since he can't no longer see his son, he has turned to the
occult and has gradually become obsessed with it, and these days he's in a
sorry state, as he seems to be seeing and hearing things of late. But the
truth is much more horrible, might involve sacrificing a child ... and
somehow it seems Kate (who wasn't even born in 1979) has to do with it ...
quite obviously on a tight budget and thus featuring only a handful actors
and locations and rather basic special effects, Amnesiac is the
little movie that could, making up for its fiscal shortcomings by a great
and greatly structured story, a more than competent cast and a directorial
effort that gets the most out of its limited sets without ever overdoing
it or becoming cheap spectacle. And the outcome is one very intelligent
but also very creepy piece of supernatural horror.