Director: Edoardo Vitaletti
Writer: Edoardo Vitaletti (Screenplay)
Starring: Isabelle Fuhrman, Rory Culkin, Stefanie Scott, Carolyn McCormick, Judith Robets, Shane Coffey
Plot: Winter, 1843. A young woman is under investigation following the mysterious death of her family’s matriarch. Her recollection of the events sheds new light on the ageless forces behind the tragedy.
Runtime: 1 Hour 29 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: The Last Thing Mary Saw starts in the winter of 1843, where maid Eleanor (Fuhrman) and young lady Mary (Scott) have been having an affair, frowned upon within the religious community, where the women are forced to go through corrections to set their minds straight.
As the couple continue their affair a stranger (Culkin) arrives with a promise to help fix the problem, with his stories proving to have more meaning to them, can the women make it out of this together or not.
Thoughts on The Last Thing Mary Saw
Thoughts – The Last Thing Mary Saw is a horror film that will dive into old times beliefs, seeing two lovers punished for not following their traditions of the community, needing to deal with the methods to try and fix them. This is the type of horror that will always make us question how naïve the previous generations would be to restrict life to one direction. This is going to be a horror that isn’t going to be for everything, as most of the horror elements are slowly built up, waiting for a more shocking moment, waiting for more to happen. The performances are strong, with each performer making us believe they are from the simpler time, one of calm within the world, but one that is filled with the pain of the suffering of strict rules.
Final Thoughts – The Last Thing Mary Saw is a slow burning horror.