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The Infirmary

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St Hilda's House sounds like the perfect holiday in the countryside for Joel, Lauren, and their two daughters. But troubled teenager, Summer, is soon unnerved by the sickly sweet odour in her bedroom and the lady from next door who announces she's seen 'the doctor' in the house.

Meanwhile, 7 year old Xanthe is drawn to the wood at the bottom of the garden, Joel's hypochondria spirals out of control, compounded by the secrets he's keeping from his wife, and Lauren, puzzled by what lies behind the locked door on the first floor, struggles to keep her increasingly disturbed family safe. As things go from bad to worse, the family pray that they'll be free of whatever is haunting them.

Back home, the family make efforts to resume an ordinary life. Joel has told Lauren about the money he lost on the stock market, and Summer finally seems happy in school. But Xanthe is hiding a secret of her own: aware of her own powers to speak to the dead, she has brought a friend home with her from St Hilda's House.

Genre: Horror

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