“What is this place?!” Kevin Bacon and his ‘Stir of Echoes’ writer-director David Koepp reunite for a ‘Shining’-esque horror about a screenwriter who travels to a remote house in the Alps with his family so that he can write the sequel to his big hit film, but he begins to regret his decision after suffering from a severe case of writer’s block.
Based on the novel by best-selling German literary sensation Daniel Kehlmann, ‘You Should Have Left’ is the terrifying, mind-twisting tale of Theo Conroy (Bacon), a successful middle-aged man whose marriage to his much younger actress wife, Susanna (Seyfried) is shredding at the seams, frayed by her secretiveness, his jealousy, and the shadow of his past.
In an effort to repair their relationship, Theo and Susanna book a vacation at a stunning, remote modern home in the Welsh countryside for themselves and their six-year-old daughter, Ella (Avery Essex). What at first seems like a perfect retreat distorts into a perfect nightmare when Theo’s grasp on reality begins to unravel and he suspects that a sinister force within the house knows more than he or Susanna have revealed, even to each other.