“Amelia’s Children” (2023), directed by Gabriel Abrantes, is a captivating horror-thriller that delves into the dark secrets of family and identity. The story follows Edward, played by Carloto Cotta, as he embarks on a journey to Portugal in search of his biological family. Accompanied by his girlfriend Ryley, portrayed by Brigette Lundy-Paine, Edward’s quest leads him to a magnificent villa, where he reunites with his long-lost mother, Amelia, and discovers he has a twin brother.

However, the reunion is far from joyful. Edward quickly realizes that his family’s past is shrouded in mystery and danger. As he delves deeper into his origins, he uncovers a dark secret that threatens to unravel his very understanding of who he is. The villa, with its eerie atmosphere and hidden truths, becomes the setting for a series of chilling events that test Edward’s courage and resolve.

With a blend of suspense, mystery, and supernatural elements, “Amelia’s Children” explores themes of belonging, the nature of evil, and the inescapable ties of blood. The film’s haunting narrative is further enriched by standout performances from its cast, including Anabela Moreira and Alba Baptista, who bring depth and complexity to their roles. Set against the backdrop of Portugal’s stunning landscapes, “Amelia’s Children” is a horror-thriller that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats, questioning the very nature of family and identity.