This is a really unusual film as for the first third of the movie there is no dialog - just atmosphere, music and silence. The cabin is so rustic there is no electricity so the lighting is from candle and lantern light. The setting is spectacular in atmosphere: dark secluded woods, foggy mountains and lake. It's not until her boyfriend shows up that there is any dialog.
Well into the film a second ghost suddenly shows itself and this one whispers things into the woman's and man's ears trying to cause deep seated problems to come to the surface and cause their relationship harm. The intro of the 2nd ghost was a bit strange at first but in the end fit well with the story.
The Presence is a really unique ghost story. Filled with atmosphere and psychological thrills, it's a quiet ghost story that I haven't seen the likes of before.