Ashley is Luke’s favourite babysitter and has a real soft spot for her so looks forward to spending more time with her. However, things turn sinister when a brick is thrown through the window and there are creaking noises in the house, suggesting intruders have broken in. It’s up to Ashley to protect Levi from the terror and to try and get them both through the night in one piece.
Home Alone meets You’re Next, this clever, crafty little horror film is a real gem. The joyous, Christmas atmosphere is a perfect setting for the dread that ensues and it is gory and grim to say the least. Olivia DeJonge gives a headstrong, powerful performance as Ashley; she is the epitome of the ‘final girl’ and is very comfortable in the territory. Innocent and pure on the outside she soon projects shades of ferocity and great strength. Levi Miller is also incredibly charismatic as Luke and is a name to add to the list of bright, young talent that is ever-growing of late.
The film is thrilling, enjoyable and has a few funny moments thrown in for good measure. If possible, try and watch this around the festive season as it’s bound to make it an even richer experience. It is one of those films that will improve each time you watch it and you’re bound to pick up on more of the details and tricks that have been implanted in the background. This is a real horror treat indeed!