Mothers and matriarchs have been a symbol of horror for much of the genre’s history: think Brian De Palma’s Carrie, John Waters’s Serial Mom, or Ari Aster’s Hereditary, among others. Run is the latest exploration of familial horrors, starring an off-kilter Sarah Paulson (which seems to be her niche as of late) who is overprotective of her chronically sick daughter to a sinister end. At it’s best, Run is silly and predictable, but it’s a film less concerned with interrogating the relationships and motivations of its characters, most of which border on nonsensical. Run not only lacks the charm or finesse of director Aneesh Chaganty’s found-footage inspired debut Searching—it also fails to scratch the surface in a subgenre rife with character and complexity.