Top notch supernatural thriller. (It’s not a horror.) It stars Kate Hudson (never a strain on the eye) and John Hurt (who’s great although he only has one speaking line in the whole film). Kate plays a nurse who moves into a big old house in the deep south, ostensibly to see John through his final days. She then begins to suspect that John’s wife is actually slowly killing him, and is somehow using hoodoo (witchcraft) to keep him trapped in his own mind.
The movie is full of all the normal cliches about the deep south (swamps, slavery, etc), but it still builds a decent spooky atmosphere. The real triumph of this film is its ending. Genius. It makes the film linger in the mind for weeks after. Mark my words, you lot, this film is a cult classic. A definite one to see. 8.5/10