Upper-class English rose Diana Markham (Jemma Redgrave) and spikey American goth Jenny Hoffman (Kathleen Wilhoite) find themselves linked by a house: Jenny through a pre-adoption childhood she can’t remember, and Diana by the nightmares the house is giving her . . .
An artist bursts into flames in his studio and is hideously reduced to a smouldering skeleton . . . a maggot bursts through a doll’s skull . . . a helpless child freezes over with ice and then helplessly melts away into a pool of liquid residue . . .
Russell Peck (Timothy Spall) and Paul Lawrence (Jimmy Nail) are muck-raking tabloid journalists who get sucked into the layers of surreal dreams that the women battle through.
It’s like Inception if Inception had a zombie Timothy Spall getting punched right through the head.