The film worked 2/3 of the way for me, and I mean it really worked for me, I was really amazed at the quality of the picture, that evil little girl was so bad ass and her accent will help her in the future, I’m sure she’s going to become a good actress if she chooses more dark roles like these. As I said the ending was a bit tedious - stop reading - spoilers ahead. There had to be a reason to justify the girl’s actions, and even more background of where she came from and what she has done in the past that would justify her vile actions. Now the payoff to all these questions were forced to us, I’m pretty sure there was a rewrite involved so that censor boards didn’t shit all over it and ban its release. Well in the end we find out the girl has a rare disease and she’s not really a girl at all. She’s an adult that looks like a girl - and this person the “Woman-Child” escaped a mental hospital from Estonia and found her way to an orphanage where she is then fostered into several homes, and that’s where the lead characters come in.
I was hoping the child’s actions would not be justified, the subtext that is read in between the lines of this girl had more of a darker background than the one that was given, this film had the opportunity to become great and disturbing, but in the end they made just a pretty damn good horror picture where it all ends bloody and the bad girl destroyed for good. :’(
I would have enjoyed a more realistic ending. The girl could have just been a bad seed, a child that has gone through some very bad times and she’s just fucking evil. An evil kiY’know. Ah, when and if you see it you will understand what I’m talking about. It was worth the money I may say. Could have been a great picture, but still good.