Unable to find a job where she lives and unwilling to stay with her
mother (Lindsae Klein) any longer than she has to, Amanda (Abby Wathen)
accepts a job at a bed and breakfast in a small and peaceful town about 80
miles away, and she gets along with the owner Mildred (Marlyn Mason)
pretty much right away. The job's pretty easy, too, as there are hardly
any guests, Mildred's somewhat weird son Billy (Michael Meyer) seems to
like her, too, and Brad (Max Gutfreund), the somewhat charming chef of the
local diner, seems to have taken a fancy of her, and she's not at all
opposed to it ... when she suddenly breaks down, and when she comes to
again, the doctor (Liam O'Sruitheain) tells her she's pregnant - which she
knows cannot be true as she hasn't been with a man for quite some time.
But the next time she wakes up, she finds herself tied to her bed, her
lips sewn shut, and Mildred tells her she has artificially inseminated her
with Billy's sperm after she had drugged her on her first evening at the
place. Now that's already more than a little troubling, but when Brad
arrives on the scene as Amanda's knight in shining armour and Mildred just
guns him down in cold blood, things get desparate for her. And now Mildred
wants to legally marry her to Billy, too ...
is a clever little film that, even though one gets the premise pretty
quickly, makes the most out of its basic situation and manages to surprise
one with some unexpected twists and turns, plus the movie's pretty
brilliant in creating suspense as well, and all the visceral parts are in
all the right places to really shock the audience when needed. And add to
that a strong cast, and you've got a very cool thriller.