And the night when the cold wind blows, No one cares, nobody knows.
The Stephen King novel from which the screenplay was adapted very nearly didn’t see the light of day. It was actually written by King based on a real place and instances during a stay at a rented house. He was never quite happy with the tone of the book and only submitted it as a contractual obligation. Glad he did because it provides a very solid grounding for horror and deals with the very real horrors of overwhelming grief.
The film gets the tonal flows right, the family dynamic is neatly pitched in readiness for what... read the rest.