Julia is haunted by grief, throughout the entire film she sees apparitions of her daughter and desperately searches for anyone else who may have seen her too, but Julia is also a ghost. She moves into a fully furnished apartment and it's as if she's stepping into another person's life, as she quietly moves around another person's abandoned sanctuary, she becomes consumed by the evil infecting the place, another lonely, impressionable pawn ripe for Olivia's manipulation. "Act like a grown woman instead of a twisted child!"
Evil never dies and grief will always linger.
There's so much I loved about The Haunting of Julia [Full Circle]: Colin Towns' score, the "don't slap someone on the back if they're choking" cautionary tale [yes, Julia, you DID kill your daughter with that outdated technique!], great performances, the way it flirts with becoming a supernatural slasher, and the fantastic late night fall vibes.