Ever since his father died, Judith has maintained a close relationship with her grandson Josh (Nicholas Alexander). Having looked after him and his mother since their loss, Judith and Josh have become a tight-knit pair that enjoy playing horror board-games and texting each other. Hershey and Alexander sell this bond rather well, capturing their charming relationship although one feels sorry for the mother, who feels left out from their relationship and large parts of the film itself.
As the supernatural instances keep occurring, Judith worries about what to do as she wishes to believed, yet everybody disregards her as another old person losing their marbles. It’s an interesting focus on ageism and how the elderly are treated, yet it’s something which works better in theory than execution. This film’s an appropriate reflection of this year’s Welcome To The Blumhouse assortment, as the interesting focus can’t mask how these relevant issues aren’t done justice in service of lacking horror elements. If next year sees another four films dropped onto Amazon Prime, one hopes they’re a stronger bunch because these have felt like lesser Blumhouse productions.