“I’m gonna tell you something that nobody ever told me, I believe you.”
What’s it about?
A brother and sister gets haunted by an entity from their mother’s past and learn that, unlike when you’re dying, you should definitely go towards the light.
Who’s in it?
Teresa Palmer, a kid who needs more sleep than Al Pacino in the appropriately titled film, Insomnia, and the poorly mother who’s worried about her children in Prisoners as a poorly mother who’s worried about her children.
Why should I watch it?
+ Based on a short film, go see it if you haven’t yet, it’s good
+ The concept of this movie is amazing
+ It’s literally a fight between light and darkness
+ The entity’s powers creates this scary and tension-filled atmosphere
+ Strong opening scene, most horror these days start slow with a bit of tease of the ghost but this one gives it up on the first date
+ Also good to see a horror that doesn’t start with moving in a brand new house
+ Kid isn’t annoying, he’s pretty good
+ Brett is such a cool dude, guy wears clothing made from 100% boyfriend material
+ She really needs to lock this guy down, the guy’s willing to do anything just to stay the night
+ Shit loads of unresolved abandonment issues going around
+ Even the entity has it, n’awwwww
+ Diana really does not know how to share, does she?
+ The mother’s relationship with the entity was abusive as fuck
+ I mean, she might as well be going out with Johnny Depp
+ Sweet and short film
+ Been very vocal about my hatred of the “fighting the ghost” part in horror movies but it kinda makes sense in this one
+ There’s a clear way of destroying her
+ Much more complelling than compelling them with the power of Christ, I’m looking at you, The Conjuring
+ Or actually getting into fisticuffs with them and using a push force or some shit? I’m looking at you, Insidious
+ Cool how they had the girl from the original for a cameo
+ Oh, she’s the director’s wife? Okay, that makes sense
+ A basement full of mannequins? For fuck’s sake
+ Wait, is the ghost a metaphor for depression and mental illness?
Why shouldn’t I watch it?
– Storytelling is pretty fucking lazy
– It’s pretty much just the characters telling you the full story by telling it to someone else in the movie
– It’s a bit like someone presenting and just reading everything out of the powerpoint presentation word for word #PowerPointKaraoke
– Some parts aren’t explained too, so you just kinda fill them in
– Is someone teaching all these ghosts how to turn lights off without using the switch?
– Really? You have a fucking blacklight in your basement but you don’t have more candles?
– I’d be lighting that shit up like I’m surprising someone with a romantic gesture
– Why are cops always seem to be dumb as fuck in movies? Just don’t seem to listen
– Can’t wait for the sequel where Brett has to fight off another ghost just to get her to say yes to marriage or some shit
Think I found this scarier than most people because that dark silhouette kinda brought back repressed memories of when I used to suffer from sleep paralysis. Seeing this shadowy figure coming at you and all you can do is shut your eyes and scream internally. Shit’s not fun.
But yeah, this movie joins the likes of The Conjuring 2, Hush and Don’t Breathe in what has been a pretty solid year for horror. It’ll definitely make your electricity bills go all the way up.
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