Prince provides an eerily spritely presence without a trace of child-actor cuteness, and Wolfhard continues to display his versatility with this surly and subversive portrayal. And the governess also becomes convinced that the ghosts she is seeing are communicating with the children, and that it is her duty to protect them from the supernatural—even if the children don’t want to be protected. He is a lifelong fan of the horror genre, and loves any excuse to discuss genre-related topics, since none of his friends dare challenge him in horror trivia. After hearing about Quint and Miss Jessell, Kate starts to see him, specifically, throughout the house. She gets up and steps over to her mother, who asks her if she saw her pictures before turning around. Is this about generational trauma, and about the pain we inherit from our parents? Early on in the movie, Kate (Mackenzie Davis) says goodbye to her mother (Joely Richardson), who is living in some sort of mental institution, compulsively painting pictures at the bottom of the building's empty swimming pool. We’ll have to wait for the home video release of The Turning to get the full scoop on the endings we didn’t see, but my interview with Floria Sigismondi did cover her thought process behind what audiences can now see on the big screen. Or did the governess, so isolated and alone and overwhelmed by responsibility, lose it, and imagine everything about the haunting, and just transfer that onto the children? On Movies: At the Theater, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "I've just watched The Turning ( 2020 )...SPOILERS!!!" Davis, meanwhile, convincingly suggests her character’s descent into madness; whether the origin is internal or the result of her surroundings is the film’s ultimate question. We know what's in the book. | Buy a Pajiba T-Shirt at the Pajiba Store. The James source material, which most notably has been adapted as 1961’s “The Innocents” starring Deborah Kerr, is straight-up Gothic horror. What’s up with that? Why Only [SPOILER] Remember Everything About Bly Manor's Ghosts, Netflix's Haunting Of Bly Manor Has Big-Screen Movie Competition, Why The Girl Next Door's True Story Makes The Movie Harder To Watch, The Third Day Theory: Helen Is The Mother Of Osea Island, Can Phasmophobia Players Control The Ghost, Haunting of Bly Manor: Why Flora and Miles Locked Dani In The Closet, Lovecraft Country: Biggest Differences Between The Book & HBO Show, The Third Day: What Sam's Dreams Really Mean (Are They Memories? Was there a mother in Turn of the Screw? In life, he was a cruel man who had an inappropriate fondness for Miss Jessell, Flora's previous nanny, who died suddenly of causes that were undetermined. In his free time, he is a devoted dog dad to a high-spirited rescue pup named Peter Quill and enjoys volunteering with various animal rescue organizations. There are still some unanswered questions, such as what happened to Denna Thomsen’s Miss Jessel (is she simply alive and well somewhere, or did something actually happen to her? Good luck!. Welcome to Judgment City: A Look Back at Defending Your Life, The West Wing Returns for an HBO Max Special, Touring Masterworks: Adam Nayman Discusses His New Book on Paul Thomas Anderson. Kate's responsibility to care for the children also speaks to the social aspect of privilege, which Grose addresses as a necessity given their status as "thoroughbreds". When she demands that the children tell her they can see the ghosts too, they turn on her, berating her until she curls up in a ball at the bottom of the stairs. If "The Turning” leaves you screaming, it’ll probably be out of frustration over its abrupt, unsatisfying ending and not the actual frights that precede it. Cinematographer David Ungaro works deftly within the many creepy corners of the cavernous estate—hidden hallways, an abandoned sewing room, a garishly wallpapered bathroom—all of which hint at a deeply rooted evil that never truly materializes. After a tense moment, it opens, and she drives the children through, and they escape into the night.