The Cellar (2022) Movie Review ‘Nightmare Vision’

The Cellar – Nightmare Vision


Director: Brendan Muldowney

Writer: Brendan Muldowney (Screenplay)

Starring: Elisha Cuthbert, Eion Macken, Dylan Fitzmaurice Brady, Abby Fitz, Aaron Monaghan

Plot: Keira Woods’ daughter mysteriously vanishes in the cellar of their new house. She soon discovers there is an ancient and powerful entity controlling their home that she will have to face or risk losing her family’s souls forever.

Runtime: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: The Cellar starts as the Woods family, Keira (Cuthbert), Brian (Macken), Steven (Brady) and Ellie (Fitz) move to a new home. With Keira and Brian needing to work, they leave Ellie to babysit Steven only for a strange set of events to happen around the home, leading to Ellie vanishing.

As Keira starts diving into the history of the new home, she starts to find an unknown evil that she believes has put her own family in danger, but can she solve it and save her family before it is too late.

Thoughts on The Cellar

Characters & Performances – Keira has joined her husband in a new home in Ireland, working in social media, she helps create campaigns, which will often see her needing to work late. This will cause her to leave her daughter to look after her son, before she gets the haunting phone of her daughter counting in darkness. She dives into research about the home in a desperate attempt to search for answers, which will only see her go into a darker world than she could ever imagine. Brian is the husband who works with Keira, as the pair look to release their biggest project to date, not giving as much time in the searching for answers. Steven and Ellie are the two children that have become the targets of the evil in the home, Ellie does go missing early, which will show how little Keira knows about her daughter’s life. The performances in the film are great, with Elisha Cuthbert getting involved in the most, with her unease about what is going on within her new home.

StoryThe story here will follow a family starting off in a new home, where they soon have their daughter vanish, leading to an investigation into the past owners, where they will learn the terrifying truth about the home. The Cellar will give us a story that is wrapped up in a mystery, leading us down plenty of paths, each becoming more disturbing to learn about, all in a desperate attempt to learn about their own daughter’s disappearance. We will dive into a host of different potential evil around the home, using a mix of modern and ancient ideas about the truth about what is truly going on.

ThemesThe Cellar is a horror thriller that will give us a truly terrifying vision, that will haunt you for days, while filling every scene in the home with dread, as the questions only lead to more disturbing truths. When it does come to the horrors involved, we only see the events happening in the home, with every moment outside the home, giving us a chance to breath from the tension created.

Final Thoughts The Cellar is a creepy, dread filled nightmare experience.

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