‘Evil things come in small packages’
The Music Box is a 2018 Italian supernatural horror film about an evil spirit produced and directed by John Real (Feel the Dead TV series) from a screenplay co-written with Adriana Marzagalli.
When six-year-old Sophie (Cearl Pepper) is tragically orphaned guardianship is assigned to her estranged aunt Annabelle (Rachel Daigh). The two move into an eerie Victorian house where Sophie unearths a locked wooden box with a strange symbol drawn on it.
Desperate to connect with her niece Annabelle pries the lock open revealing a beautiful music box. Each time the music box is wound and replayed its surprisingly chilling melody plays slightly longer, captivating Sophie even more.
When the music box begins affecting Sophie’s behaviour and health Annabelle seeks the aid of a child psychologist and clairvoyant who soon discover the music box is possessed by an evil spirit who seeks to haunt Sophie and destroy Annabelle.
As the haunting intensifies time begins to run out and Annabelle finds herself racing against the music box’s melody to defeat the spirit before the last note plays…
ITN Studios is distributing The Music Box.
Reviews [click links to read more]:
“The Music Box has an awesome twist ending that I didn’t see coming a mile away, and I’m like Columbo when watching a movie! Although slow in parts this a very good little ghost indie horror offering which is certainly worth a watch with suspenseful, sustained tension throughout.” HorrorScreams VideoVault
“Formulaic ‘horror’, with a small home, some cheesy gargoyles you can purchase anywhere and silly statue photos hung in the home. I wanted to stop playing it but a family member was having fun laughing at this poor imitation of a movie. Literally, do not bother.” Josh Destardi
Cast and characters:
Antonio Lujak … Loris – Feel the Dead TV series
Fiona Whitelaw … Mrs Nills – Feel the Dead TV series
Antonella Salvucci … Eva – Dark Waves; The Torturer
Rachel Daigh … Annabelle
Anita Tenerelli … Agent
Cearl Pepper … Sophie
Melissa Leone … Lania
The original title was The Carillion