A grim and deliciously twisted Gothic chiller from the dark side of sunny Down Under. Middle-aged, unmarried and entirely devoted to the care of her ailing father and his sprawling homestead, Hester Harper (Pamela Rabe) returns from town one afternoon with
something for herself: a teenage orphan named Kathy (Miranda Otto), whom Hester claims to have hired to help out with the housework. But when Kathy balks at doing any actual work, a smitten Hester begs her to stay anyway, and Kathy soon becomes Hester's pampered guest. Once Hester's father dies,
all restraint and responsibility fly out the window: The two spend their time frittering away Hester's inheritance, pla...