“There’s a painting that pops up throughout the unnerving Netflix original thriller Things Heard & Seen. It’s George Inness’ The Valley of the Shadow of Death, a landscape illuminated by a cross in the sky, with one man standing in its glow.
“In the final moments of the film, the major antagonist dissolves into a distorted version of this image, his fate left slightly obscure, but the implication being that he has been subsumed by the spiritual world, led to his death by the woman he has harmed.
“Based on the novel All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage, Things Heard & Seen is on one hand a fairly simple spooky story of a young couple disintegrating when they move to a new town and into a house with a lingering supernatural element.”
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