Written and Directed by Romola Garai, Amulet looks like my kind of demon possession movie. Any horror film with a character saying the line “Mother won’t like it” makes it to my watch list. Amulet, Garai’s debut feature the horror film, had its premiere in the Midnight Madness section at Sundance 2020.

Following an accident that leaves him homeless in London, former soldier Tomaz is brought to the rotting home of Magda, a lonely woman in desperate need of help as she looks after her dying mother.

Though at first resistant, Magda eventually welcomes him into their lives and allows him to help her care for them. But as he worms his way into their routine and begins to fall for Magda, Tomaz starts to notice strange, unexplainable, and ugly phenomena. Something seems very wrong with the mysterious old woman who never leaves the top floor, and Magda may in fact be enslaved to do her otherworldly bidding.

Starring Carla Juri, Alec Secareanu, Imelda Staunton, Angeliki Papoulia, Magnet Releasing will release Amulet in theaters and on demand July 24th, 2020.

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