It’s been over 100 years since Henry James’s ‘The Turn of the Screw’ was released in novellas in 1898, and the tale had been told countless times, including a couple of movie adaptations.
In the film, a young woman (Mackenzie Davis) shows up to be a live-in Nanny for some young children. (I’ve only ever seen this done in movies, but it never ends up well for the Nanny, so I don’t recommend this job ever). She meets the young children that she will be in charge of; Miles (Finn Wolfhard) and Flora (Brooklynn Prince). Of course, the children are creepy and loaners and step on a dead fish that happens to be out of water. The kids don’t go into part of the house, and we discover the house and these children might be a little bit worse than she knew.
‘The Turning’ releases on January 24, 2020.