Matriarch (2018) - Horror, Thriller

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An expecting Mother (Rachel) and husband (Matt) crash their car in the countryside and are offered shelter by a farmer and his wife. Rachel soon realizes the farmer's children are in fact ...

IMDB: 5.3
Director: Scott Vickers
Stars: Charlie Blackwood, Julie Hannan
Length: 91 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 9 out of 92 found boring (9.78%)

One-line Reviews (49)

The movie is an original, thrilling and disturbing survival story which delves deep into the horrors of being stranded in a rural hell.

Slow clap!!

Nothing happened in Wolf Creek for the first 45 mins.

The start of this movie was a bit predictable.

The cinematography of Scotland is stunning also, in contrast to the subject matter.

The music made me sit on the edge of my seat!

I'd heard on the radio it was micro budget so I went in expecting a Blair Witch or a Wolf Creek but this movie blows them both out the water - far superior in every way, great script, great acting, stunning cinematography - everything.

Such a gripping movie..truly keeps you on the edge of your seat.

On the edge, great characters who from the first glance you know they are creepy and weird.

That's where I had to turn this ugly movie off what a horrible movie waste of time totally crap please don't waste your precious time on it

I'm sick and tired of the same cliche.

Enjoyable .

Very Entertaining and Dark as Hell .

entertaining indie with some nice twists .

Really gritty, raw and sinister at times with some totally unexpected twists, so great.

It's a slow moving movie, but it was intriguing.

Gripping and tense from start to finish.

Kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time.

Worth the watch.

The plot is fairly straight-forward and some may say predictable although there is enough variation here on the standard cliche narrative of other films of the same ilk that I personally found it quite watchable.

Well worth the watch .

My wife really liked it and this is seriously high praise as she easily gets bored if films don't keep 'giving'.

Too bored, too much plot holes and not scary at all!

It is so obviously amateurish , and ultimately just a bore.

Soon as this movie started I was glued - it opens with this incredibly stirring poem (which I have since looked up) backed by stunning scenery of Scotland and it doesn't dip the whole movie.

Too much plot holes and too bored!

Charlie Blackwood was simply superb and played her part so well, she had me squirming with fear - her portrayal of the pregnant mother was just excellent and had me on the edge of my seat throughout the film.

While the script makes the leads (Charlie Blackwood and director Vickers himself) look like perpetually bad decision-makers, it's their honest performances that make the film engaging while it lasts.

Gripping and excellent acting by all.


Entertaining and Disturbing!!!.

Entertaining watch.

A dark entertaining movie that has a real indie / European tone and vibe.

Wonderful storytelling and compelling from start to finish, really original British horror movie

The writer kind of leads you down the path a little, I was like, oh god this is so predictable!

Saw this last night and thoroughly enjoyed it , definitely has a Hammer feel about it and I think people of a certain age who have grown up watching this type of thing will get what I mean.

Unbelievably thrilling .

I usually enjoy low budget movies but this was just a waste of money and time....

its a low cost film, with a small line of cast, but the outcome of the acting and filmo/editing, makes it worth watching.

Terribly Dull and put me to sleep .

There are some gripping and very uncomfortable scenes - kind of makes you shudder and plot shifts that you don't expect.

A breath of fresh air amongst all the churn of formulaic American rubbish , a real diamond of a movie.

The problem I had witht eh film was that the exposition is very very slow.

Very entertaining .

Very tense and enjoyable.

Scott Vickers has done an amazing job in creating what turned to be a gripping, nail-biting, sweaty palm inducing horror.

It ends how every other movie ends "she was the missing girl the whole time" blah blah blah so yawn.

Frustrating at times yet still compelling enough to watch .

Intense performance by Charlie Blackwood.