The 2009 film ORPHAN was an unexpected success. With both critics and moviegoers alike, the movie received favorable notice by most. When it was announced that the new film OPHAN: FIRST KILL (2022) had arrived at theaters (and streaming), people were a bit surprised because not only was it a follow up film, but it was a prequel as well. The actress that starred in the original film, Isabelle Fuhrman, was now a 25 year old woman so how could she play the role now. So how could a prequel work and what was it’s plot?
Tricia (Julia Stiles) and Allen (Rossif Sutherland) are still trying to survive the disappearance of their daughter years ago. When suddenly a diplomatic envoy lets them know that Esther (Isabelle Fuhrman) had been found, she comes back to live with them in their wealthy Connecticut suburb. Tricia begins to suspect that Esther may not be who she is, and as the mystery of Esther’s past becomes the focus for Tricia, things begin to spiral out of control.
OPHAN: FIRST KILL was directed by William Brent Bell based off a screenplay by David Coggeshall. Isabelle Fuhrman returns in the role that she made iconic over a decade ago. Critics were positive with this follow movie and gave it remarkably unexpected positive thoughts. Dark Discussions takes a look at this new film and gives their thoughts.