16. The Turning
A nanny takes a job looking after two young orphans who live in a lavish Gothic mansion, and The Turning is every bit as uninspired as the standard synopsis makes it sound.
Based on Henry James’ classic novella The Turn of the Screw, it didn’t help The Turning that Netflix’s The Haunting of Bly Manor came along later on in the year and showed how to do justice to the author’s chilling supernatural story.
The cast are admittedly solid, but there’s absolutely nothing memorable about the movie, which is a huge disappointment given the presence of Steven Spielberg as an executive producer.