19 December 2014

Next of Kin (1982)
88 min.
Directed by Tony Williams.
With Jackie Kerin, John Jaratt, Alex Scott, Gerda Nicolson, Charles McCallum, Bernadette Gibson.
A likable Australian sleeper with some nice stalker undertones.

Linda (Kerin) inherits her mother's family home, now turned into a retirement center.

Reading her mother's diary, the young woman begins to question events of the past, as simultaneously strange things begin happening.

Is someone watching Linda's every move? It feels like it.

And why are her elderly patients meeting death so quickly?

Well-crafted, with decent production values and a delicately slow pace, this ghost-cum-slasher film explodes in the final third, with all the events of the past catching up with the amiable leading lady.

Worth seeking out.

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