So many people hurt… so much internet dumbness… and at the core of it all is a grossly adapted book that could have been decent if it was done by Hulu or Shudder. Maybe even Blumhouse! But instead we got (*drumroll*) Netflix. The streaming service brought a different post-apocalyptic thriller film, directed by Susanne Bier from a screenplay written by Eric Heisserer, and based on the 2014 novel of the same name.
When a mysterious force decimates the population, only one thing is certain — if you see it, you die. The survivors must now avoid coming face to face with an entity that takes the form of their worst fears. Searching for hope and a new beginning, a woman and her children embark on a dangerous journey through the woods and down a river to find the one place that may offer sanctuary. To make it, they’ll have to cover their eyes from the evil that chases them — and complete the trip blindfolded.