Alex’s troubles begin when he sits down to a harmless game of chess with Harry, an enigmatic artist and chess-master seven years his senior. Mysteriously, Alex’s intellect begins to grow. Long-suppressed memories surface – a violent past, a vanished older brother, a father who abandoned both his sons, a mother who was viciously murdered. Nightmares assault Alex’s waking hours.
There are good ideas pulsing through Andrew van den Houten's horror flick, but it's a film that I ended up thinking they could have done a lot better considering the directions and depths they could have reached. Unsurprising is really something unwanted in a horror film, Isn't it?