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Mia Kirshner wears an almost permanent expression of angst in this nonetheless watchable
-style TV movie. Yet while she gives a sympathetic performance as a guilt-ridden psychologist, it's her orphaned ten-year-old patient (
franchise regular Niamh Wilson) who makes the drama. Menaced by unseen supernatural forces that send director John Bradshaw into a frenzy of weird camera angles and jarring flashbacks, the youngster convincingly captures her character's haunted vulnerability. Gloomy hues and a jangling score add to the consequently creepy atmosphere, fuelling a couple of efficient jolts and compensating for budget-restricted special effects. Inevitably, events have a feeling of
, but the focus on relationships and emotions keeps them interesting.
A psychologist takes on the case of an orphaned girl whose parents were killed in a car crash. As she treats the withdrawn child, she begins to suspect her patient is not merely traumatised by her loss, but is being haunted by the ghosts of her parents. Supernatural drama, starring Mia Kirshner and Niamh Wilson.
Cast & Crew
Dr Faith Hardy
Elva Mai Hoover
Edited for violence and language.
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