SHUT IN (2016) Ending + Twist Explained


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  • Rogue Lite
    Rogue Lite  1 days back

    The reason the ending doesn't work is because there's no emotional arc. Nothing in Mary's world changes. At the beginning, she felt like he wasn't really her son, and she wanted to send him away. When he's pretending to be catatonic, same thing. The natural resolution would be for her to realize she does care for Stephen. Instead, at the end of the film, she still doesn't feel Stephen was really her son, and now he's gone away for good. She really just got what she wanted rather than having to confront the fact that she wasn't able to help him. Mary doesn't learn anything or grow as a person. She's just a poorly written protagonist. It feels like this movie was written specifically for the "he wasn't really catatonic" twist and nothing else. This film would have worked better if Tom was the aggressor, and she had to save Stephen from him, eventually realizing that she does love him, and apologizing for her past mistakes. Really disappointing.

    • Hazel sunderstood
      Hazel sunderstood  3 days back

      Nope, you're right. Mom bad. Kids screwed.

      • EwOK
        EwOK  3 days back

        Hey man i been ewtching and the movie hob goblins 1988 keeps popping up in my head

        • Stephen Jacewicz
          Stephen Jacewicz  6 days back

          This was a bit dull to me this movie. I was just.... Alittle thrillish. But Charlie Heaton does a great job as a catatonic person in the wheelchair. The Shining Homages were Interesting I didn't realize there was a relation to the guy on the phone from that... much better film.

          • George Newell
            George Newell  1 weeks back

            Thank you for saving me the time of seeing that.

            • Some annoying person
              Some annoying person  2 weeks back

              2:02 It's Stephen, how come no one is talking about this? Charlie is the actor's real name.

              • your friendly neighborhood pyro

                Should I repeat "NOT RELATED BY BLOOD"

                • 717w V59d
                  717w V59d  2 weeks back

                  This whole movie is evil

                  • Josey Strife
                    Josey Strife  2 weeks back

                    No no I completely agree with you

                    • Isaac Lukacs lol
                      Isaac Lukacs lol  2 weeks back

                      I kinda liked this movie.

                      • J, you son of a b*tch, Beasley

                        Orignally and creativity is dead. Who the fuck is doing these shit movies?

                        • dragonball jackson
                          dragonball jackson  3 weeks back

                          I’m here after good boys so I just laugh when I see Tom

                          • DrPoetry1
                            DrPoetry1  3 weeks back

                            Well damn, that ending was fucked

                            • SANGEETA SHARMA
                              SANGEETA SHARMA  3 weeks back

                              *NEVER OPEN TINY DOORS*

                              • ZaphGaming
                                ZaphGaming  3 weeks back

                                9% in rotten tomatoes...

                                • Pan!c on
                                  Pan!c on  3 weeks back

                                  Never open tiny doors

                                  • StreyX
                                    StreyX  4 weeks back

                                    Movie logic: Women kills son. Let's give her have another child. I mean, I know he was crazy, but in the eyes of someone doing the paperwork, there should be some pause there.

                                    • Idk man
                                      Idk man  4 weeks back

                                      Well I killed my son I'll get a new one

                                      • Idk man
                                        Idk man  4 weeks back

                                        Ok well I see a teen that's insane welp I'ma help no popo me help

                                        • Idk man
                                          Idk man  4 weeks back

                                          Uh oh tiny door that means tiny boy inside

                                          • ASMR touch
                                            ASMR touch  4 weeks back

                                            8:22 it's not the air temp or a storm that freezes a lake. The lake has to freeze in stages. Even at -2C the water will still be liquid.

                                            • TheWaterPuppet Vlogs
                                              TheWaterPuppet Vlogs  1 months back

                                              Please do The Lazarus Effect

                                              • John wick
                                                John wick  1 months back

                                                Holy shit the guy from stranger things

                                                • madhatters crafts
                                                  madhatters crafts  1 months back

                                                  I actually agree with you on this one. She through him away like yesterdays garbage. I knew he was not catatonic as when she said she wanted to send him away it gut punched me plus the camera to me suggested that he could hear what was going on. ergo was faking it.I also think this movie was about the mother she was the one with the mental health issues her adopted son could have had a different outcome had she asked for help in the beginning its like she thrived on looking after him before and after the accident.
                                                  there was defiantly some thing wrong with her.

                                                  • A2B
                                                    A2B  1 months back

                                                    Basically wahmen in general.

                                                    • ChikoMontez Xsherijatauna

                                                      What's up with people in scary movies running to save the day on their own without letting anyone know where they are going?

                                                      • Suirya Senthil
                                                        Suirya Senthil  1 months back

                                                        Mary is a sarcastic bitch.
                                                        She is a child psychologist, but can't control her own stepson.
                                                        She had emotions for her stepson, but killed him without hesitation,
                                                        At the end, she does exactly what her stepson feared of replacing him and she did it with tom.
                                                        This is frickin reason i hate this character and hate the movie overall.
                                                        (She even thought of killing steven in her dreams by drowning him in the bathtub, which showed her true emotions to steven)
                                                        I HOPE TOM GROWS TO BECOME A MURDERING SOB SOON!

                                                        • madmadameminx
                                                          madmadameminx  1 months back


                                                          • Adriana Trobaugh
                                                            Adriana Trobaugh  1 months back

                                                            Marry is the villain that made Steven a mentally abused deranged kid. Of course Steven isn’t a good guy but she’s fuked. The end. The entire movie It felt like they made Steven the character to sympathize with

                                                            • Robyn SL
                                                              Robyn SL  1 months back

                                                              NEVER OPEN TINY DOORS

                                                              • Caleb S
                                                                Caleb S  1 months back

                                                                Free Benzos

                                                                • ricochet191
                                                                  ricochet191  2 months back

                                                                  I may be asking a dumb question but how does an antipsychotic medicine make you psychotic?

                                                                  • Anita Brewer
                                                                    Anita Brewer  2 months back

                                                                    Now why wouldn’t her therapist call the police when he saw someone was in the house and drugging her instead of driving over there?

                                                                    • sockme nuts
                                                                      sockme nuts  2 months back

                                                                      *>Buy house with tiny doors*
                                                                      *>watch this video*
                                                                      *>get locked cause the doors are tiny*

                                                                      • xxmidnight12xx
                                                                        xxmidnight12xx  2 months back

                                                                        What is with these parents in horror movies? Half of them are awful parents and the ones that actually love their kids die.

                                                                        • Bushzilla fishMLG
                                                                          Bushzilla fishMLG  2 months back

                                                                          tbh I feel bad for the original son.

                                                                          • Alex Benavidez
                                                                            Alex Benavidez  2 months back

                                                                            To be fair, her son wasn't giving her much choice to just lock him in the basement and get help for him as she was actively fighting for her life and the life of the new little boy. I'm pretty sure she would have just been trying to subdue him if he wasn't attempting to kill them at the time. So really, it's not like she purposely just killed her original son to replace him, she just didn't have much choice in getting away from Steven

                                                                            The Shining references though are all over this movie, like even with the footprints in the snow too and the whole plot of a woman trying to defend herself and a little boy from a homicidal family member who finally snapped

                                                                            • That Rad Guy
                                                                              That Rad Guy  2 months back

                                                                              Pretty sure they intended the ending to be as disturbing as you describe it though

                                                                              • Lear is not amused
                                                                                Lear is not amused  2 months back

                                                                                Is it bad when you recognize some scenes and the plot seems familiar but have no recollection of watching the movie

                                                                                • carol long
                                                                                  carol long  2 months back

                                                                                  This movie relies on the “it was just a dream cliché

                                                                                  • Pardeep Singh
                                                                                    Pardeep Singh  2 months back

                                                                                    child psychologist ,,, she sure knew how to deal with her own child

                                                                                    • I Belong In The Kitchen
                                                                                      I Belong In The Kitchen  2 months back

                                                                                      There's always a skeptic in a horror movie. And they're usually so fucking irritating

                                                                                      • Kylie Padila
                                                                                        Kylie Padila  2 months back

                                                                                        Steven is kinda hot. Just hire me to bathe him

                                                                                        • SomeRandom Guy
                                                                                          SomeRandom Guy  2 months back

                                                                                          Hmmmm so a yandere step son welp if anyone has one of those nice noing you

                                                                                          • Dalton Duncan
                                                                                            Dalton Duncan  2 months back

                                                                                            She’s a terrible

                                                                                            • DullDark
                                                                                              DullDark  2 months back

                                                                                              I mean either way steven was getting replaced so I say the ending was bad for Steven but good for the other kid
                                                                                              It like the movie upgrade sort of Steven died and got replaced with a upgrade in the end of the movie who can speak and talk and more mature
                                                                                              Sorry for bad English I'm not really good at it

                                                                                              • Glenn Carver
                                                                                                Glenn Carver  2 months back

                                                                                                benzodiazepine is by no means "a strong drug". Yes you can OD on it, but it takes like three blisters.
                                                                                                duct tape doesn't work as a gag. Like at all.

                                                                                                • Gavin Shreve
                                                                                                  Gavin Shreve  2 months back

                                                                                                  Lol I wonder if Charlie Heaton tries to improvise surgery again