Unapologetically smart and calculating, ‘The Gift’ is an unnerving cocktail of creepiness and human frailty. Easily the most surprising film of the summer thus far.
There are no doors. No sheets of reinforced steel to slam shut and keep out the wandering animatronics. This time there are not four killer robots, there are ten. The number of cameras has multiplied. As if all of that wasn’t worrisome enough, now there is a music box that must be constantly wound. Luckily there are two ways you can attempt to prevent death and dismemberment: a flashlight, and an old Freddy Fazbear head.