"The very best of Ghost Stories seek to unsettle this fabric of understanding—to fog up the lines between real and unreal, between life and afterlife. Joanna Hogg’s The Eternal Daughter immediately ranks among the very best of the Ghost Stories. One which interrogates reality, memory, personhood and self, by the simplest of its twists and turns. I am quite frankly astonished by it, and can’t believe it’s only just been made. This feels like a forever thing, one hidden behind a thin veil until Joanna Hogg made it visible. Blessings never cease."
And I meant every word! This movie, while not brimming with "scares" like the kind you see in a James Wan movie -- apologies to fans of CG Ghost Faces Popping Out but there are no CG Ghost Faces Popping Out -- nails the vibe I personally want from a Ghost Film; it's contemplative and slow and sad about regrets and things unsaid and it seeps deep into your bones and into your heart. I'm dying to watch this one again. It is easily my favorite thing that Joanna Hogg has directed. A24 is releasing the film in theaters and on demand on December 2nd, so stay tuned. And here's the trailer: