8-year-old Jenny (Violet McGraw) is constantly caught in the middle of the feuding between her lawyer mother Maggie (Mamie Gummer) and artist father Jeff (Rupert Friend). She leads a lonely but imaginative life, surrounded by puppets called “Grisly Kin”, which are based on the works of her father.
Separation is one of those horror movie you don’t expect much from the trailer itself, but after its all said and done it takes you and shakes you to your core. The story itself has a bit of been there done that cliche of tropes to it. However the acting turns it around as does the visual effects.
It should be known it’s feels like it’s an 80’s b horror movie made in today’s world with metaphors that pull at the heart all at the right time. This is what I love about horror movies when you feed people vegetables with deserts and this movie does this beautifully.
At its core it’s horror but it’s also about how a father and daughter deal with death and divorce and custody battles where the fathers creatures from his comic book plays a huge beautiful factor in the movie paying off huge dividends for those that stay for the spectacular ending that would be epic as hell on the big screen.
Overall grade: 4/5 stars
Written By: AJ Friar