The living can haunt you in Stacey Gregg’s eerie psychological thriller Here Before, which stars Andrea Riseborough (Mandy, Possessor).
Set in Belfast, the film sees Laura (Riseborough) awakened from her mundane daily routine of errands and exercise upon the arrival of new neighbours. Laura becomes transfixed by their young daughter, Megan (Niamn Dornan), and the girl’s parents (Eileen O’Higgins and Martin McCann) initially don’t seem to mind as Laura offers Megan a ride home from school and an invitation to dinner.
Laura’s husband Brendan (Jonjo O’Neill) grows concerned as his wife’s infatuation with the young girl spirals into increasingly erratic behaviour. Eerily, Megan seemingly knows far too many specific details of their family life and displays similar mannerisms of their dead daughter. Is the trauma of losing her child causing Laura to lose grip on reality, or is Megan truly the reincarnation of her daughter?
Saban Films is set to release Here Before in limited theatres in the US on February 11th ahead of the film’s VOD release on February 15th. Check out the official trailer below.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)