This was a movie I was looking forward to nce I heard about it, a demon tale from the makers of Paranormal and INDIOUS =D I mean who wasn’t excited right? Once the trailer popped up, it looked like a very good, very scary horror film. The trailer alone was enough to give me the creeps. Then I started hearing great things about this movie, how it is just as scary as INDIOUS, the best horror movie this year. So I was at the point were I was just SUPER excited to see it. Honestly thinking it was going to be the next INDIOUS.
I wish I could say it was, however the film fell short of the great things I heard. I felt as if this was the last hope for a good scary movie this Halloween, or actually this year. I don’t think Paranormal is going to be very good. (I hated the 3rd one) and I know lent Hill wont be scary at all. I just LOVE lent Hill.
The movie starts off proming, it feels like a good story is coming our way. One that will be filled with plenty of scares. Wrong.
Im not going to say this movie was all bad, it had its moments. It felt like it was going to be worth the slow build up. The atmosphere was good, it had some creepy moments to it. A few jump scares (in unparticular that scared the shit out of me) but it lacked that overwhelming dread that made INDIOUS so great. I didn’t get any creepy, spine tingling, scenes. It was just a few jump scares, I sat there and tried preparing myself for something, thinking it was about to start getting intense. It just left me saying, “that’s it”
To me it had that, Devil Inde effect. As its supposed to get really good…it ends.
The best thing about this movie is the found footage, it kind of sets the tone. They were very well done, and could have been interesting more by them selves. They had a nice little mystery kind of thing going on, but it was generic to me. I felt like I had seen it in Amityville Horror, Haunting in Connecticut…and all in all that’s what this movie felt like.
It also had four characters to center around, and it really only let you get to know Ethan Hawk. This whole family is being effected in small ways, yet we really don’t get any build on them. They are just the background characters that added realism to the film. I think it would have been scarier to see how the entire family was effected, and see the gradual transformation leading up to the end.
Another thing that let me down was, Bagul (the demon) wasn’t very scary. As in, he didn’t do much in this movie. Actually…im not sure he really did anything.
So anyone going into this movie, expecting the next big horror movie. Don’t get your hopes up to high. Its no more than another veron Amityville, actually a less scary veron.
Overall, if they would have done a little more with the film…I think it could have been more scary. But what could have been a very unsettling demon flick, turn out flat. I don’t feel we got enough of how the entire family was effected, and I don’t think Bagul was able to really become scary. He was just menacing honestly, and why they tried, they didn’t live up to either Paranormal or INDIOUS
Just because it was a decent story, and had its moments I give this film a 6.5 rating.