Following the tragic death of their young daughter, Mark (Josh Close) and Mary (Selma Blair) Hughes decide to escape from their busy lives to their upscale vacation home in the woods, along with their son. Their attempt to get some quality time together is interrupted when an unusually friendly neighboring family with a hidden agenda stops by for dinner. But what at first appears to be a mere lack of social niceties is concealing something much more sinister. As their violent plot is unveiled over the course of a harrowing evening, a troubled family's bond is put to the test against one man's obsession with achieving perfection—at any cost.
First-time director Jeremy Power Regimbal proves himself to be a master of atmosphere, turning the shadowy forest and the Hughes' stately cottage into instruments of dread as the balance of power shifts from one family to the other. Regimbal builds tension to a calculated and ultimately brutal crescendo in this home-invasion thriller, favoring a slow burn to gradually tease out the characters' unnerving tendencies as they head toward a vicious finale.