October 18 — The Truth About Emanuel. No blood-‘n-guts, no jump scares, no monsters: there’s almost nothing befitting a normal horror movie in Francesca Gregorini’s twisted tale, about an offbeat teenage girl and the new next-door neighbor who looks just like her mother who died during childbirth ... and who recently gave birth herself. Yet, the psychological thrills going on end up being more shiver-inducing and haunting than many traditional staples of the genre, without the overt tricks. The evolution of perceptions and relationships throughout the film create their own macabre dramatics, and constant uneasiness washes over the audience in response, despite there being no indications that there’s anything to actually "fear" in what’s going on. Yes, there are narrative issues involved with how its crucial secret stays concealed, but they’re worth turning a blind eye to ‘em in order to soak in the discomforting mental tension building between Jessica Biel and Kaya Scoldelario.