“we always have to be really skeptical when a few people are elevated and the majority of people are still struggling”
“i should know sir, i’ve always been here”
materially there are two mazes, in keeping with the theme of mirroring: the hedge maze (plus its miniature model) and the hotel setup as wendy notes. but the film itself is a third maze, whether it’s hidden meanings, unreliable narrators, jack’s psychological state vs the supernatural. nothing quite matches up but somehow everything makes sense.
the ability of something to be truly unnerving is more effective and timeless than any jump scare…