Deeply affected by the tragic death of his mother, Jacob (András
Korchmáros) decides to turn his back on city life and move to the
country. And he soon finds a house for a price that's pretty much a steal,
and despite the reservations of his girlfriend (Kata Kuna), who urges him
to reconsider, he soon moves in - and he enjoys living in the middle of
the woods and pretty much being all on his own - though it's not long
until he realizes he's not nearly as alone as he might think: At first
it's just a scarf that pops up again at random spots in the forest, and
later even at home, then it's crosses made from sticks and little lanterns
as if making up a mock graveyard, then threatening notes on his doorstep,
and ultimately a locked door inside the house is suddenly open and reveals
a dark secret.
And eventually, Jacob has disappeared, and his brother
(Péter Inoka), his friends and family, and even the police try to make
sense of it. And it soon turns out there was a reason Jacob's house was as
cheap as it was ...
Eric Roberts plays Jacob's elusive stepfather, Shawn
C. Phillips voices the police dispatch.
footage hybrid that other than so many movies of this ilk, really puts an
emphasis on structure and thus manages to properly set things upin the
first act, thus giving everything that follows meaning, and with meaning
come tension and suspense. And an emphasis on atmosphere and playing up
the mystery angle of the story make this one a cool piece of genre cinema,
also helped of course by solid performances.