Next of Kin is an Australian horror film directed by Tony Williams from a screenplay by Williams and Michael Heath, and starring Jacki Kerin and John Jarrett. Although relatively obscure, the film has garnered acclaim for its effectiveness and its visual style. Linda (Kerin) inherits a retirement home called Montclare, a foreboding but apparently harmless place. While on a trip home to settle her deceased mother’s estate, strange deaths begin to occur in the home. Eventually, Linda uncovers her mother’s diary, which details identical events that occurred twenty years earlier. —wikipedia
Solid, slow-burning Australian horror. Starts out as what seems like a haunted house picture, but then slowly veers off into a "damaged slasher returns from the past" story, one that manages to go pretty batsh*t crazy by the end. Stylishly shot and fairly well-acted it is, imo, a much better example of 70s/80s Australian horror than better-known films like *Patrick*, *Harlequin*, *Roadgames*, etc.