The Unseen (2017)



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Gemma and Will are shattered when their son dies in an accident. Gemma blames herself and starts to have panic attacks that affect her eyesight--and the audience's point of view. Will, tormented, believes he is hearing his son's voice calling out to him. To escape their grief, Gemma suggests they take up Paul's offer to stay at his Lake District country getaway. Gemma, helped by ex-pharmacist Paul, tries to stop her panic attacks with medication. Will, unable to hear to his son in his bedroom back home, antagonizes Paul and suddenly goes home. Gemma is now reliant on Paul who appears to be developing genuine feelings for her welfare. Love, grief, and the frailty of the human condition are all brought to the fore as Gemma Will and Paul are caught up in a descent into violence, both psychological and ultimately physical.


Critic Reviews for The Unseen

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (1)

Due to issues with pacing and control of the narrative, it doesn't quite come together, and the necessary chill isn't properly refrigerated.

Dec 14, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's never really clear til near the end who's most dangerous in this creepy thriller as lines between obsession, insanity and the supernatural blur. The performances are terrific particularly the movingly haunting Jasmine Hyde as bereaved mother Gemma.

Feb 13, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

It's a well told, sophisticated, very British thriller, that doesn't give away where it's heading.

Aug 27, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A great retelling of a classic concept. It fails when it ignores that focus, but regains its footing with enough frequency to generally remain on top.

Aug 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Writer/director Gary Sinyor spent over a decade developing this unsettling thriller, which overcomes the odd plot blip to provide some poignant insights into the psychological consequences of grief.

Jan 29, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Like a lot of paranoid suspense films, The Unseen works best when its menace is indeed unseen.

Dec 20, 2017 | Rating: 6 | Full Review…

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