The Butterfly Room

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"Kids should never grow up"
  • NR
  • 2014
  • 1 hr 27 min
  • 5.4  (2,514)

The Butterfly Room is a horror movie that explores the blurred line between love and obsession, and the devastating consequences that can arise when that line is crossed. The movie centers around a reclusive woman named Ann, played by Barbara Steele, who is a collector of butterflies and other insects. She lives in a dilapidated old house that is filled with her collection of preserved insects, carefully arranged in glass cases and on the walls.

The story begins with a young girl named Julie, played by Heather Langenkamp, who wanders into the old house looking for her lost ball. She is fascinated by the butterflies and begins to form a bond with Ann, who invites Julie into her home and shows her around her collection. But as Julie spends more and more time with Ann, she begins to realize that there is something very strange and disturbing about the woman's obsession with her insects.

Meanwhile, a divorced mother named Dorothy, played by Erica Leerhsen, moves into the same neighborhood with her young daughter, and begins to develop a relationship with a local handyman named Alex, played by Ray Wise. As Dorothy and Alex begin to explore their feelings for each other, they become entangled in Ann's web of obsession, and soon find themselves in grave danger.

The Butterfly Room is a tense and unsettling movie that explores themes of loneliness, isolation, and the dangerous allure of obsession. As the story unfolds, we are drawn deeper into the twisted psyche of Ann, who is at once sympathetic and terrifying. Her love for her insects becomes a metaphor for the deep-seated loneliness and trauma that led her down this dark path, and as we watch her spiral further into madness, we are left with a sense of profound unease and dread.

The movie is beautifully shot, with a haunting and melancholic atmosphere that perfectly captures the eerie beauty of Ann's butterfly collection. The performances are excellent across the board, with Barbara Steele delivering a stunning turn as the troubled and enigmatic Ann. Ray Wise is also superb as the kind-hearted but hapless Alex, and Erica Leerhsen brings a raw vulnerability to her role as Dorothy.

As the movie reaches its climax, the tension builds to a fever pitch, and we are left on the edge of our seats as the characters hurtle towards their inevitable fate. The Butterfly Room is a haunting and powerful movie that will stay with you long after the credits have rolled. If you are a fan of horror movies that explore the darker corners of the human psyche, then this is a must-see film.

The Butterfly Room is a 2014 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 27 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.4.

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    5.4  (2,514)