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: 10 out of 101 found boring (9.9%)

One-line Reviews (54)

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

Very entertaining .

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

Frustrating at times yet still compelling enough to watch .

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

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.

I'm sick and tired of the same cliche.

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

Unexpected .

entertaining indie with some nice twists .

Too much plot holes and too bored!

Very tense and enjoyable.

Gripping and tense from start to finish.

Gripping and excellent acting by all.

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.

Entertaining and Disturbing!!!.

Nothing happened in Wolf Creek for the first 45 mins.

Terribly Dull and put me to sleep .

Well worth the watch .

Entertaining watch.

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

Superb film - unexpected brilliance.

Enjoyable .

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.

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

Worth the watch.

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

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.

Slow clap!!

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.


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

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

Very Entertaining and Dark as Hell .

Unbelievably thrilling .

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

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.

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

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

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

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

The start of this movie was a bit predictable.

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

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

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

Worst movie I have seen this year!.

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

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

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

One of the worst movie ever!.

Very bad acting, the movie is slow and almost nothing happens, some scenes are so stupid so it feels like it is a parody....

Intense performance by Charlie Blackwood.

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

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