(This review may contain spoilers).
I felt this movie also lacked a bit in living up to its potential. I did think it was intriguing to see Peter interacting with his patients. I did feel quite a bit of sympathy for Erica in particular… and there was at least one scarily effective scene with her involved.
I would have liked to see more of Peter interacting with Carol and other characters outside of his patients and colleague. There was a lot that felt very surreal even outside of the strange patients.
It was difficult to see Elizabeth interacting with Peter, especially as the movie went on and towards the end. I did find it confusing to get the constant flashbacks to the past. While I could understand the desire to keep some parts a mystery, even by the end of the movie, I was left with a lot of unanswered questions.
There were quite a few creepy moments and it was good to see there were a lot of personal links to the part of Peter’s past. He did, however, seem to have connections with some characters that only sparked for a short while. I felt what happened with Barry would have been more effective if I’d had the chance to get to know him better.
I did think that some of the characters made some quite bad choices, especially Barbara, considering she was supposed to be a police officer. I did like learning about her history, but I think her character could have been utilised better.
This wasn’t a film I would likely choose to watch again. While there was a lot of potential in the storyline and a few jump scares, I didn’t feel able to form a deeper emotional connection to the characters and by the end of the movie, I was confused about exactly what had happened. The scenes with Peter and his daughter were emotional, but didn’t really feel realistic.