The Last Thing Mary Saw

The Last Thing Mary Saw

The Last Thing Mary Saw is the occult-themed, period horror feature film debut of Edoardo Vitaletti. Set in Southold, New York in 1843, Vitaletti challenges religious authority in a commendable first effort that presents some interesting set pieces and concepts, but is weighed down by a script that rings hollow.

The film begins with a young woman, Mary (Stefanie Scott), blindfolded in the midst of an interrogation. Through flashbacks we learn that Mary and her family’s maid, Eleanor (Isabelle Fuhrman), are engaged in a romantic relationship, much to the horror of her parents and the family’s Matriarch (a wonderful Judith Robert). While Mary and Eleanor are made to kneel on grains of raw rice as penance for their transgressions, their attraction and love for one another is never dampened.

As the two women continue their relationship, tensions within the household mount. The presence of a strange intruder (Rory Culkin) exacerbates the situation and pushes Mary and Eleanor to the edge.

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