The Box extends well past the scope of the original text, a short story by Richard Matheson called Button Button. Setting the action in 1976, Kelly has used the backdrop of the Viking Mission (first robotic research unit on Mars), with the NASA Langley facility playing a pivotal role in the film. Kelly has contextualised the film in a way that is familiar to him, setting it in Richmond, Virginia, where he grew up, and where his father worked as an engineer for NASA Langley. This lends the film an authenticity that enables the more fanciful elements of the script to still remain (clinging by its fingertips) suspenseful.
click here to read my full review at Trespass