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  • NR
  • 2020
  • 1 hr 18 min
  • 3.3  (262)

Nefarious is a 2019 horror-thriller movie directed by Richard Rowntree, with Buck Braithwaite as the producer. The story is set in a small town where a group of friends who spend their time drinking and indulging in drugs decides to rob a wealthy family. However, their plan goes awry, and they soon find themselves in a series of horrifying events.

The movie begins with a young woman being tortured and killed by an unknown assailant. The scene then shifts to a group of friends - Clive, Felix, Elsie, and Amber, played by Jon Vangdal Aamaas, Toby Wynn-Davies, Nadia Lamin, and Abby Wathen, respectively - who are looking for a way to make quick money. They decide to rob a wealthy family, the Harpers, who live in an isolated mansion on the outskirts of town. Clive, who works for the family, provides them with a plan to rob the Harpers and suggests that they can also steal the valuable paintings and antiques from the family's collection.

The group of friends breaks into the mansion, but things go wrong, and they soon find themselves in a terrifying situation. As they try to escape, they realize that they are not alone in the mansion. Someone or something is watching them and is determined to keep them from leaving alive.

The Harpers family consists of the patriarch, Eric, played by David Bodycombe, who is bedridden, and his daughter, Mary, played by Buck Braithwaite. Mary is a recluse who spends most of her time in her room, surrounded by her dolls. She is also a skilled dollmaker and has a workshop in the basement, where she creates lifelike dolls that she talks to and treats as her friends.

As the friends try to find a way out of the mansion, they encounter the dolls, which seem to move on their own and attack them. Mary appears to be controlling the dolls, and the friends realize that she is not as innocent as she seems. The situation becomes even more terrifying when they discover that Eric has been experimenting on human subjects to extend his life and has turned them into grotesque monsters.

The movie builds tension through the use of suspenseful music, jump scares, and eerie cinematography. The characters are well-developed, and their motivations are made clear throughout the film. The acting is also impressive, particularly by Buck Braithwaite, who gives an unsettling and nuanced performance as Mary.

One of the movie's strengths is its exploration of the themes of greed and the consequences of one's actions. The friends' desire for money leads them to commit a heinous crime, which ultimately results in their own downfall. The Harpers' obsession with power and immortality also leads them down a dark path.

Overall, Nefarious is a well-crafted horror-thriller that combines elements of psychological horror and creature feature. The movie subverts expectations and provides a satisfying conclusion that ties all the loose ends together. It is a must-watch for fans of the genre and anyone looking for a thrilling and thought-provoking movie.

Nefarious is a 2020 crime movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 18 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.3.

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    1 hr 18 min
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    3.3  (262)