The story, written by Stephen Lancellotti, centers on two parents (Michael Shannon and Samantha Morton) who live in a secluded environment with their ailing son (Charlie Tahan). When a young girl (Natasha Calis) moves in next door, it gives the boy hope for a better life, much to the chagrin of his over-protective mother. Leslie Lyles and Meadow Williams also star.
Here's what the director had to say about the screenplay, indirectly referring to his controversial 1986 directorial debut Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer.
"This is the first horror script I've been interested in in 25 years, so it's kind of cool to return to the genre."