Nerds Gets Spooky: ‘Lavender’ is More Than Just a Scent


Image courtesy of ‘Lavender’

Nerds Gets Spooky is a series that we are doing for October, sharing our spooky favorites. Some titles are quite popular and others are ones that you may not have heard of before, be sure to check out the rest of the series!

Lavender starts off with going around a house where there had been some sort of an accident, filled with blood and multiple bodies. There is one survivor amidst the horror — a young girl. The movie then cuts to a woman that is going around taking pictures of old, abandoned houses.

Jane, a mother and wife, after being enticed with a certain house begins to see a girl. While she is driving to pick up her daughter from school she sees the child in the middle of the road and swerves to miss her. Jane’s car flips and she ends up in the hospital where they find old fractures to her skull. The crash causes her to have some memory problems, so she begins to see a psychologist.

Slowly Jane has memories uncovered, clues coming back to her over time. She had begun research on the house she felt drawn to and found out it belonged to her. The house stayed in the family, being maintained by her uncle. Jane, her husband, Alan, and daughter Alice, move into the house soon after she gets out of the hospital. This is when things start to get even weirder. You’ll just have to watch the movie to find out more.

Image courtesy of ‘Lavender’

A few years ago I was heading to a movie with a friend and the movie we wanted to see was not available, so we ended up watching Lavender instead. I ranted and raved about that movie once I got out and forced my mom to watch it with me once I realized it was on Netflix. At the beginning of this month my roommate wanted to watch a scary movie so I had her watch this one. She refused to admit that I was right with the movie recommendation.

Lavender is a suspenseful movie, everything makes sense at the end. There are a lot of questions to be answered. The movie is Not Rated but it contains violence and alludes to some more adult topics. It is one that I can watch time and time again, entrapping me each time I watch it.

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