Nightstream Review: Reunion (2020)

Nightstream Review: Reunion (2020)

A pregnant woman named Ellie (Emma Draper) returns to her childhood home after the death of her grandparents to close the estate and sell it. There, she reunites with her estranged mother, Ivy (Julie Ormond), as we learn the long-buried secrets of this family that slowly come to surface. The aptly named Reunion combines family drama and mystery with haunted house horror, as Ellie is tormented by childhood memories throughout the film. This brings a non-linear structure as Ellie’s memories with her sister Cara (Ava Keane), and other memories, are triggered by events in the present, as the pacing feels similarly to Netflix mini-series The Haunting of Hill House.