When an aspiring horror novelist inherits the family cemetery he uses the opportunity to draw inspiration to write his first novel. After he and his family become the new caretakers he ...
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When an aspiring horror novelist inherits the family cemetery he uses the opportunity to draw inspiration to write his first novel. After he and his family become the new caretakers he finds that he has drawn more than just inspiration from his inheritance, he's inherited the family legacy: madness. Written by
Far better than what it seems but still somewhat flawed
After inheriting a family-owned funeral home and cemetery, a writer starts to go insane from the ghosts still living on the property driving him to murder his family to complete a cycle of violence continuously reenacted on the grounds and must stop it before it comes true.
Overall this was a rather uninspired effort, mainly due to the fact that this one just doesn't have a lot going on to stay interesting. The biggest problem here is the fact of it using the tired motif of staying around obviously changed and brutal behavior doesn't make the slightest sense in the second half as we've gotten so much information on the behavioral change throughout here that it finally becomes utterly incredulous why they would stay around there any longer. On top of that, the actions aren't scary enough and rely mainly on yelling at one another or simply secretive behavior outside of their established routine as it's a clichéd element in and of itself, all of which conspire to keep this one down and barely all that good. There's some nice suspense-packed scenes early on that definitely set the stage for later on which is definitely the best aspect of the film, where the ghosts engage in enough trickery and prodding to enact a rather tense stalk-and-chase scene around the fog-enshrouded cemetery, but otherwise this one is just mostly undone with a whole lot of nothing in the first half.
Rated R: Graphic Language, Graphic Violence and children-in-jeopardy.
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