Dark Secrets in a Chilling Christmas Setting
A Creature Was Stirring
The holiday horror genre grows and evolves yearly; we often have mixed results. A CREATURE WAS STIRRING stands out with a narrative that immediately captures your attention. At the heart of this tale is Nurse Faith, portrayed by Chrissy Metz, who goes to extraordinary lengths to shield her daughter, played by Annalise Basso, from a perplexing illness. This central relationship infuses the film with urgency and emotional complexity, elevating it above a typical fright-fest. There was a lot here to enjoy, but there was also a lot I felt missed the mark. That’s the definition of a film that earns a 2.5-star review for me, something that falls right in the middle of something I didn’t love but also didn’t hate.