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There’s a reason why Blumhouse movies are labeled “From the Producer of ‘The Purge’ and ‘Get Out’” instead of “From the Producer of ‘Visions’ and ‘Totem’.”
This is a movie where monsters are not the main attraction. The unidentified threat of one is.
Those looking past its love handles can find an intriguingly offbeat experience they most likely were not expecting.
“Stephanie” is so insular and expands so gradually that interest in wherever it is going can’t help but evaporate along the way.
“Freehold” simmers its ramp-up with a prolonged pace that is sleepy, though its low-humming humor grows more infectious in the meanwhile.