Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing monster films from the 2000’s. Each film is analyzed and discussed with a synopsis and a rating. The movies are ranked from best to worst. How many have you seen?
An old school thriller
Do yourself a favor and venture into this as spoiler-free as possible, this way you won’t know when or how problems arise and who the bad guy is. This is a dark thriller with a few surprises up its sleeves. Nothing is as it seems. The cast is comprised of a handful of actors and the film is mostly shot in one location; Granny’s house, hence the title.
This story will hit close to home for most people. It deals with elderly isolation, disease and, ultimately, death. When the movie gets emotional, it reminds us of our own lives. It can be touching or revolting. The main characters are a caregiver, played by Rachel Alig, and an elderly woman, played by Glenda Morgan Brown, who are both excellent casting choices.
This was made with a very small budget. Every technical aspect of the film reminds us of that. The audio is echo, the editing is abrupt, the photography is approximate, and the film should have more gravitas when things get weird, but these hindrances dissipate and eventually leave room for a good thriller, should you focus primarily on content and storytelling.