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Merricat lives with her sister Constance and her Uncle Julian. The trio are survivors of an arsenic poisoning that killed everyone else in the family five years prior. Merricat is bold and imaginative, and protects the property with "spells". Despite being hated by the townspeople, the sisters live an idyllic life, until cousin Charles arrives. Charles offers to help around the house, and inquires about the family's finances. Constance is charmed by Charles, and Merricat resents Charles' intrusion. As Charles and Merricat battle for control, tragedy threatens to strike again.


  • Taissa Farmiga
  • Alexandra Daddario
  • Sebastian Stan
  • Patrick Joseph Byrnes
  • Una Carroll
  • Peter Coonan
  • Joanne Crawford
  • Crispin Glover
  • Bosco Hogan
  • Stephen Hogan

Did You Know?


  • Sebastian Stan and Crispin Glover also starred together in Hot Tub Time Machine (2010).
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    • [talking Constance throught the door]
    • Charles Blackwood: There'll never be anyone like me, Connie. Who's gonna love you? Nobody. Nobody's gonna love you. Is that what you want, Connie?
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May 18, 2019

Incorporating elements of drama and suspense, Passon’s pic avoids directly confronting her heroines' covertly sociopathic tendencies, preferring to view them as the outcome of internalized trauma rather than criminal intent.

Metacritic review by Justin Lowe
Justin Lowe
The Hollywood Reporter
May 16, 2019

The performances are buttressed by a production that subtly underscores the intentions of both the characters and the plot, from the costumes by Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh (“Love Friendship”) to the score from Andrew Hewitt (“The Stanford Prison Experiment”), which coax the film along to where it’s going without ever being too obvious about it.

Metacritic review by Alonso Duralde
Alonso Duralde
May 13, 2019

While having all the key elements of a mystery, director Stacie Passon’s film is more a character study focusing on themes of the safety of sisterhood and self-imposed alienation.

Metacritic review by Alan Ng
Alan Ng
Film Threat