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The intensity of their work, and their extreme isolation, bring the pair closer. But, when Jessica discovers a mysterious artifact of unknown origin, the dynamic between them changes: secrets are kept, sexual tensions arise, and paranoia sets in. Keith begins to have visions and is unable to distinguish whether they are nightmares or a supernatural presence. Having lost all sense of what is real and what is imagined, all he knows is that the horror that he and Jessica have been sent to uncover—a horror that could be biological, psychological, or paranormal— now threatens his very survival.
Writer-director Philip Gelatt’s 'They Remain' belongs in the company of films like 'Beyond the Black Rainbow' and 'We Are Still Here' that privilege a highly stylized, almost abstract, approach to genre materials. Often these films possess a quality of studied nostalgia, openly acknowledging their ...