I saw the film last night and truly enjoyed it, from beginning to the stunning
end. As I stated in another
, there are people who will think a movie is garbage simply because there are
not enough “oooh’s and agghhhs” created by CGI or special effects. I on the other hand love a good story that is well acted.
The movie is quite simple really; a young couple faces odd happenings during the evenings and go through great lengths to document and determine what
it is that is becoming a greater and greater issue. It is revealed in the film that the female character ‘Katie’ has been experiencing these
strange occurrences since the age of 8. The couple brings in a medium to try to determine what the best course of action is to rid the young couple
of this growing problem.
The medium quickly realizes that he is ill equipped to handle this type of “haunting’ and refers the couple to a demonologist. He also suggests
that the entity feeds off of negativity and fear. The couple then decides to take matters into their own hands first, study up on people who have
faced similar issues before they consult a demonologist. This is where this begin to spiral out of control.
This is not
a Blair Witch Project rip off as some have stated, this is an entirely different movie going experience. I admit that I enjoyed The
Blair Witch Project, I took the film for what it was, a damn good story
. The only similarities between the two films are that they are both
told from the main characters’ perspective via a home video camera.
You will find this movie tremendous if you love a well told story. However, if you are easily distracted, and cannot get into a film with out millions
of dollars spent on special effects, I would recommend that you skip it.
By the way, the ending of this film is much more gratifying
than The Blair Witch Project (although I enjoyed the ending of that film as well)
but that was the big knock against that film if you recall. Remember, the premise was that the students were missing for many years and a team of
students found their footage. If you got into the story you not going to expect a perfect ‘wrap it all up’ type ending. The footage was what it
Again, I highly recommend this film only for those who have a decent attention span, and enjoy getting engrossed in a good story.
Thanks to Whaa for suggesting I write a review is this forum.
[edit on 10-10-2009 by TheDarkHorse]