Coming from a very wealthy home in uburban New England, any onlooker would wonder what on Earth he could be longing for. He has two caring parents and a loving sister who puts up with his absurdities. ach night the four of them sit down for dinner—together. And yet John still traps them at the bottom of the old emergency bunker for days on end.
Simply put, he’s a psychopath. Just as John has no motive, his family also has no lesson to be taught—punished for crimes they haven’t committed, apologizing only because they assume they must’ve done something bad. While they are innocent, the director makes sure to show us how these well-off people handle a situation like this, only ever worrying so much about their wellbeing, as if they’ve been groomed to know that nothing bad will ever truly happen to them.