After experiencing what they think are a series of "break-ins", a family sets up security cameras around their home, only to realize that the events unfolding before them are more sinister than they seem.
Jesse begins experiencing a number of disturbing and unexplainable things after the death of his neighbor. As he investigates, it isn't long before Jessie finds he's been marked for ... See full summary »
With a dead body lying between them, two men wake up in the secure lair of a serial killer who's been nicknamed "Jigsaw". The men must follow various rules and objectives if they wish to survive and win the deadly game set for them.
Jigsaw locks a few unlucky people in a booby trapped shelter and they must find a way out before they inhale too much of a lethal nerve gas and die. But they must watch out, for the traps Jigsaw has set in the shelter lead to death also.
Darren Lynn Bousman
After a young, middle class couple moves into a suburban 'starter' tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially when they sleep. Or try to. Written by
The death metal band on the television in the first shot of the film is Disgorge, from San Diego, performing their song "Consume the Forsaken". See more »
When Katie is saying she doesn't want to leave the house, it is assumed that Micah has set the camera on the bed, as it stops moving and stays at a constant angle. This explains why the camera stayed while Micah walked away. See more »
Is that what I think it is?
Depends on what you think it is.
I think it's a big-ass camera! Whatever happened to one of those little hand held cameras?
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Fans who submitted their name on the official website during the film's theatrical run were treated with having their name listed in the film's ending credits on the DVD/Blu-ray release of the film as thanks from Paramount for making the film such a success. See more »
There are some obvious lessons here, lessons about fear being more about what you do not see.
Lessons about economy in explanations, and establishing an anchor of reality by spending time in ordinary dialog.
But I am a folding nutcase, so will mention the structure:
We are watching a film, of a film that becomes in sly degrees the enclosing film. It is of a demon that becomes in precisely the same sly way and using the same scenes one of the characters. Actually it is both if you pay attention, because it matters that the tape is made.
Why? The boyfriend is not behind showing us the thing. The demon is. Track the motive.
Ted's Evaluation -- 2 of 3: Has some interesting elements.
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