I’ve been meaning to write this one out for a while now, there’s a lot of mixed reviews out there for this flick, and it seems to either be a good or a bad one.
A young couple and their children move into a new house. Within a few days their oldest son, Dalton falls off a ladder and ends up in a coma. They cannot explain why he’s in a coma, all they can do is sit and wait. As he drifts into his coma weird, unexplained things happen in the house. Doors slam on their own, things falls, the baby screams, the mom thinks she is seeing things, and all those fun things we all love.
A psychic comes into the home and she tells the couple that Dalton is not in a coma but is being haunted by a demon who does not want to let him go. I won’t post any spoilers in here after all of that has already been said.
I loved this movie until about thirty minutes before it ended. I felt it was hurried, things unveiled themselves rather quickly, the “demon” looks like an angry Darth Maul (not meaning that in a good way), and the ended seemed so predictable.
Granted, despite all of that, the acting was great. All for one character though, Patrick Wilson, who played the father really did a shitty job. Maybe his character was written out that way? He sucked big time, and was an overall d-bag throughout the film.
Scary parts? Oh yes. The major redeeming factor of the movie, plenty of suspense in between the scares. I tried calling out all of the times something would pop up and I was wrong. The ghosts were creepy, and scary in their own right. So minus an ending in which I felt was rushed and predictable, minus the crappy acting from Mr. Wilson, and minus the Darth Maul lookalike this film was a lot of fun. Packed with scares, suspense, what started off to be a great plot with an awesome story, it just fell a little flat for me. But not flat enough for me to hate it.
6.75/10 rotting corpses