The gobbledygook story blends horror, supernatural and fairy tale elements but contains almost no scares.
Ms Chastain is merely required to make startled, can-this-be-happening-to-me reactions when her wannabe punk-rocker is forced to care for two orphaned girls. Little by little, it becomes apparent that the wild children, who survived five years at a cabin in the woods, are sought to be spirited away by a malevolent “mama”.
The script squanders any potential promise to get bogged down in what’s-behind-the-closet boos.
The extended ‘cliffhanger’ climax is unintentionally funny. Recommended, but only for the horror film buffs. firstname.lastname@example.org