It’s no secret to anyone who follows my blog that I am an avid watcher of all things scary. Horror, thriller, the whole shebang. So, whenever Netflix adds a new movie of these genres, I typically tune into watch to see whether or not they’re decent.
Blaine and I recently watched Things Heard & Seen via Netflix, and I had actually heard quite a bit about this film prior to actually watching it. I had read through social media that the movie itself really wasn’t all that great, but because the trailer piqued mine and Blaine’s interest, we decided to give it a go.
This movie “is a 2021 American horror thriller film written and directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, based on the novel All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage. It stars Amanda Seyfried and James Norton,” the film’s Wikipedia Page explains.
I had never heard of nor seen any of James Norton’s work before watching this flick, and perhaps I’ve been living under a rock, but I was quite impressed by his acting chops. And, as always, Amanda Seyfried was wonderful.
Without giving too much away for anyone wanting to see this film, it depicts the relationship between Catherine, played by Seyfried, and her husband, George, played by Norton. George persuades Catherine to up and move from Manhattan to a tiny, remote town known as Chosen, along with their young daughter, for the sake of his career as he has recently landed a teaching gig at an arts college in the area. Catherine is also an artist, so the two of them make a good pair.
Or so it seems. Muahahahaha.
Again, I’m not going to spoil anything, but let’s just say George isn’t exactly who his wife, friends and colleagues think he is, and his relationship with Catherine really goes to shit once they’re moved into their new home, which happens to be haunted.
Blaine and I agreed that the movie is well done, however the ending sucks. It’s a shame this film ends the way it does because the finale doesn’t do the climactic build of suspense throughout the duration of the plot any justice, but I still think it’s worth seeing.