Greta has been the talk of the town since its first trailer dropped on the web last 2018. The unique haunt that the story proposes brings to light some of our innate psychological shadows on trusting people.
The film tells the tale of a young woman named Frances McCullen who was trying to make it out on her own in the Big Apple. One day, she finds a bag on the subway and, out of the goodness of her heart, decides to return it to its rightful owner. The owner, who introduced herself as Greta Hideg, is a widowed French piano teacher. Despite her eccentricities, Frances soon finds herself getting comfortable in Greta’s presence. Having just recently lost her mother, Greta’s companionship proves to help Frances get over her grief.
However, is Greta really the person Frances thought her to be? Greta’s mask soon falls off as Frances finds a number of similar-looking bags in one of the older woman’s cupboards. These bags are all in the same condition as the bag she found earlier on the subway. Frances surmises that, perhaps, Greta is leaving the bags on purpose to lure people to her.
After her discovery, Frances then decides to distance herself from the woman. However, what Frances didn’t know is that Greta has become extremely attached to her – and disturbingly so -that she can always find the older woman nearby wherever she goes. Starting from there, a murderous game of cat and mouse ensues. Will Frances be able to get away from Greta’s grasp and save herself?
The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) last September 6, 2018. ‘Greta’ is a horror drama film that will teach you to be prudent when trusting strangers. Sometimes, they aren’t who they seem they are. Starring Isabelle Huppert, Chloë Grace Moretz, Colm Feore, and Stephen Rea, the film will have its theatrical release this coming March 1, 2019.