The most impressive debut feature of the year also happens to be the scariest. This tale of an anguished single mom (an incredible performance from Essie Davies), her monstrous six-year-old, and the storybook bogeyman who terrorizes their home is guaranteed to chill you to the bone.
"One of the strongest, most effective horror films of recent years - with awards-quality lead work from Essie Davis, and a brilliantly designed new monster who could well become the break-out spook archetype of the decade." — Kim Newman, Empire
"Managing to scare an audience silly with original imagery and non-formulaic jolts is no mean feat [...] Managing to move us at the same time is close to miraculous." — Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"Deeply disturbing and unusually beatiful." — Variety