A young couple moves in with famed horror author Shirley Jackson and her Bennington College professor-husband, Stanley Hyman, in the hopes of starting a new life. Instead, they find themselves fodder for a psycho-drama that inspires Jackson’s next major novel.

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Elizabeth Moss steals the show with her charismatic performance in this unconventional portrait of author Shirley Jackson. Filmmaker Josephine Decker stylishly tackles the complex subject of female interpersonal dynamics to present an ambitious, riveting study of emotional abuse.

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