Automata (2019)

  |  Horror

Automata (2019) Poster

Antique expert Brendon Cole is sent to authenticate a 300-year-old clockwork doll with notorious history, aka "The Inferno Princess". In the remote Scottish mansion where it was discovered,... See full summary »

Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.



See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app


1 win.

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review

User Reviews

17 March 2019 | debbiedebdeb-04238
| A beauty with a dark heart
I saw Automata when it screened at a festival this weekend. I had heard a bit about it back when the filmmakers ran a crowdfunder. I couldn't contribute at the time so I was glad to get a chance to see it!

And I was not disappointed. I kind of knew it would be right up my street - a cursed doll, a period setting and a good old-fashioned mystery. It's a low budget film but that doesn't really show. The film is beautifully shot. It reminded me a bit of Suspiria (the original) and Mario Bava with the neon lighting, but it's definitely not a Giallo. It has more in common with the old Roger Corman films.

I'd say if you're not a fan of classic horror, you might not 'get' it, but I loved it. Super creepy, lots of fun and it had something to say, which surprised me actually. I was expecting something like Annabelle but yeah it's really not that.

A small (but annoying) proportion of people in the audience definitely didn't 'get' the film and were quite rude, so I'd recommend watching this one in the comfort of your own home if you can. Hopefully it gets some kind of release soon.

Critic Reviews

More Like This

  • The Black Gloves

    The Black Gloves

  • Here Comes Hell

    Here Comes Hell

  • Lord of Tears

    Lord of Tears

  • The Unkindness of Ravens

    The Unkindness of Ravens

  • For We Are Many

    For We Are Many

  • The Hoard

    The Hoard

  • Automata


  • Automata


  • Finale


  • The Siren

    The Siren

  • Black Circle

    Black Circle

Did You Know?


Plot Summary




Release Date:

2 March 2019



Country of Origin


Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Plays Our "GoT" Bracket Challenge

The greatest warriors from "Game of Thrones" face off in an epic brawl, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau picks who will end up on the Iron Throne.

Watch now

Featured on IMDb

Check out our guide to superheroes, horror movies, and more.

Around The Web


Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on