After a nasty breakup from her boyfriend (Brendan Sexton III), Grace
(Amanda Markowitz) makes a hasty getaway to her estranged sister Catherine
(Victoria Matlock) who lives totally on her own in a cabin in the woods.
Now the two have a troubled history together as their mother was a
schizophrenic who committed suicide, and back when they had to find her.
Later, with the birth of her daughter Abby (Juliana Sand), Catherine has
started to show signs of schizophrenia herself, so much so that her
husband (Bradley Fowler) has divorced her and has taken the girl with him.
Ever since, Catherine has lived alone in the woods, which helps her deal
with her condition and ensures that she's not causing any harm to others.
Now staying with Catherine for just a few days convinces Grace that indeed
not everything is alright with her, she's seeing things, having delusions,
and at night she sometimes talks to absent Abby as if she was there. Thing
is, soon Grace starts to see things as well, and when she finds out she's
pregnant - unwantedly of course -, she thinks this might have triggered
schizophrenia in her as well. But things start to change for the creepy
once she starts to see Abby as well ...
Slow burn in its
approach, The Voices is a very unusual piece of horror for sure,
thanks first and foremost due to a very clever script that seems to lay
everything out for the audience in plain sight and give explanations
aplenty about the on-screen goings-on ... only that none of these
explanations stick, that they only serve to obscure the truth rather than
unveil it, until the finale paints a vastly different picture from what
audiences might have expected - yet it all makes sense. Now add to this a
genre savvy directorial effort making great use of the limited locations,
and a very solid cast, and you're in for a creepy ride not to be missed.