I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House ★★

The beginning of this film was so promising — a hushed, intent ghost story that recalled Under The Skin in nightmare visuals and deep, unsettling negative space. And then it just drew out the mood intensely for 80-some minutes, repeating the same voiceover lines until they became maddening, then abruptly ending. Thumbs-up for the haunting Lynchian soundscape and creeping sense of dread, but the conceit — that a live-in caretaker was somehow paralleling the life of a ghost in the house — winds up muddy and not entirely fulfilled.