The Last Thing Mary Saw (2021)
January 21, 2022 7:13 AM - Subscribe

Southold, New York, 1843: Young Mary, blood trickling from behind the blindfold tied around her eyes, is interrogated about the events surrounding her grandmother’s death. As the story jumps back, we witness Mary, raised in a repressively religious household, finding fleeting happiness in the arms of Eleanor, the home’s maid. Her family, who believe they are seeing, speaking, and acting on God’s behalf, view the girls’ relationship as an abomination, to be dealt with as severely as possible.

A Shudder original.
posted by DirtyOldTown (5 comments total)
 
It's on Shudder, but it's not really a horror movie.

From the Zoller-Steitz review on RogerEbert.com:
"The Last Thing Mary Saw" is so effective as a vehicle for performances, atmosphere, and period detail, and so convincing an examination of suffering under the boot-heel of a cult, that one may wish that it added up to more. One might also wonder if mislabeling might engender resentment from horror fans who have narrow taste in material and came in expecting spectacular supernatural action or gory kills with farm implements. "Children of the Corn" this definitely ain't, but it feels like the opening installment in a filmmaking career worth following.
This currently has a 70% fresh on RT, but with several top critics kind of hating it.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:18 AM on January 21 [1 favorite]


I agree with the review, although the slight at horror fans isn't appreciated. This is solidly a horror film and one that definitely held my attention.
posted by miss-lapin at 6:07 PM on January 22 [2 favorites]


Yeah, that line sucked.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:18 PM on January 22 [1 favorite]


I don't care what anyone says. This is obviously a horror movie...the captions include the word "squelching."
posted by DirtyOldTown at 4:45 PM on January 28 [1 favorite]


Calvinists, coming upon a young woman who has just seen everyone she lived killed, then had her eyes gouged out:

How should we punish her now?
posted by DirtyOldTown at 4:50 PM on January 28 [1 favorite]


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