While “Mother, May I?” lacks Lovecraftian elements, the unsettling background of protagonists Emmet and Anya generates a comparable eeriness. As they inherit a house, their relationship unravels, exposing their psychological scars. The film intriguingly balances the potential for possession and psychological turmoil. It forgoes overt horror in favor of nuanced performances by Kyle Gallner and Holland Roden. Constrained to a single location, the movie’s atmosphere grows progressively ominous, culminating in an unexpected and disconcerting conclusion. Visit afdah for more!