The Twin Parent Guide
This is 100% recycled material but it's also suitable for most teen horror fans. That's not saying it's good: it's just less bad than many other horror flicks.
Parent Movie Review
Rachel (Teresa Palmer), her husband Anthony (Steven Cree), and their son Elliot (Tristan Ruggeri) recently survived a terrible car accident which killed Elliot’s twin brother, Nathan (Tristan Ruggeri). Hoping that a change of scenery will help the family recover from the loss, Anthony moves them from New York to rural Finland, settling in a huge building that used to be a rectory. While Rachel hopes for the best, she finds the locals an unsettling lot until she meets Helen (Barbara Marten), another outsider who fills her in on the town’s ancient and disturbing pagan history. The ominous environment isn’t the only problem: Rachel starts worrying about her son, whose struggles with the loss of his brother are intensifying. Now she wonders if his problems are part of something more nefarious.
I have some serious questions about the protagonists in most horror films. I understand they’re traumatized and grieving, but do they really think that moving to a huge, old, isolated house in the middle of nowhere (in this case in a country where they don’t speak the language) is going to give them the support they need? And, having done it anyway, once they start having terrible nightmares and seeing bizarre and unsettling things, do they really want to stick it out? No one in a horror movie has ever seen a horror movie, or they’d know good and well that everything they’re doing is patently insane.
Any familiarity with basic horror plots would have served the characters well since this is as familiar as horror movies get. You’ve got all the standards - remote house, creepy kid, terrible husband, weird townsfolk, the works. The film doesn’t really do anything different with those elements either, so unless you like watching the re-heated leftovers of other films, this isn’t going to be a winner with genre fans.
On the other hand, since the film has very little gore, extremely limited profanity (although sexual expletives are used), and no sexual content, this isn’t a terrible choice for teens looking for something a little spookier than kids’ horror films. Being teenagers, they’re unlikely to care that the plot is 100% recycled material, although they might be expecting a few more good scares than the film offers. Then again, maybe not. Teenagers are an unpredictable lot.Directed by Taneli Mustonen. Starring Teresa Palmer, Steven Cree, Barbara Marten, Nathan Elliot. Running time: 109 minutes. Theatrical release May 6, 2022. Updated May 9, 2022
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Rating & Content Info
Why is The Twin rated Not Rated? The Twin is rated Not Rated by the MPAA
Violence: A child is killed in a car accident. A man is seen with blood pouring from his mouth. There is a scene depicting ritualistic child sacrifice. A character is struck in the head with a rock and pushed from a ledge to their death.
Sexual Content: None.
Profanity: There are four uses of extreme profanity, two scatological terms, and occasional uses of mild curses and terms of deity.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Adult characters are seen drinking.
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