Deep in rural Mississippi, cash-strapped young couple John (Josh Stewart) and Rosie (Alex Essoe) are low-level players in a local drug ring.

Yet if they are making a dishonest buck, their illicit activities pale in comparison to what their shady, rabbit-shooting neighbour Troy (Bill Engvoll) is getting up to in his cellar…

This lean, slow-burning thriller takes its time revealing its secrets. Too much time, some will feel.

However, the patient build-up pays off, with director Marcus Dunstan creating a mood of edgy suspense before unleashing some sequences of heart-in-mouth terror.

Almost as scary is the film’s implication that resorting to criminality of one kind or another is the only way to get by in the economically depressed society it depicts.