Has the unsettling presence of a nightmare. While it doesn't contain outright scares, going for a more subtle effect. Although I feel the buildup of surreal atmosphere could've made for a terrifying climax. Instead, the story ends the way you expect it to from the beginning, ambiguously and abruptly, without answering much. Jeff Daniels is a natural, though. It's psychological horror obviously inspired by David Lynch, Roman Polanski, and Edgar Allan Poe, but more contemplative and less frightening.