Plot: A young woman returns to her native mountain village, searching for answers about her troubled childhood, but as she tries to uncover the truth, ancient superstitions lead the villagers to accuse her of witchcraft and murder.
Runtime: 1 Hour 46 Minutes
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Story: Nightsiren starts when Sarlota (Germani) returns to her childhood village to learn about her mother’s inheritance. She finds the locals still very traditional and not as welcoming as she would have liked. However, her old friend Mira (Mores) welcomes her back with open arms.
Meanwhile, Sarlota finds herself haunted by her past, on which ends up connecting her to a folklore legend. As she looks to discover the truth, she finds herself dealing with a much darker series of events.
Verdict on Nightsiren
Nightsiren is a fantasy horror following a young woman who returns to her childhood home. Here, she gets to reconnect with the locals who have continued in their traditional ways. However, this shows a much darker side to everything going on within the village.
This movie gets to play into the folklore small villages have. It shows them being connected and draws outsiders into following their traditions. While this one deals with parental loss being the draw to return, it keeps the mystery about what is going on strong throughout. This ends up using the strong themes to drive the truth forward, as we see the darker side of folklore.
Final Thoughts –Nightsiren is a dark dive into the truth of folklore.