In a remote town in Ireland, eleven-year-old Niamh finds herself the sole survivor of a bloody massacre that killed her parents and younger brother. Suspecting a gang of homicidal vandals, ... See full summary »
A single mother moves into a new house with her daughter. Soon after the young girl has her first baby tooth fall off, she begins to recount that she is having nocturnal visits by a tooth fairy. It seems the house has a sinister history.
Sabrina Jolie Perez,
Jarreth J. Merz
Arriving in a small Kansas town, a preacher and his family find themselves the unwilling targets of a local group using one of his children as a conduit for an otherworldly demon and must stop the sinister act from going through.
This turned out to be quite a disappointing effort that really could've been something good. While the first half is brought up as a big mystery about what the townspeople are trying to do to the family, there's some decent scenes about the mystery behind the small-town facade that makes for some really creepy ideals. As well, the moment the film hits the ceremonial possession mark it turns into quite an enjoyable effort with a series of strong elements including the sequence itself inside a darkened, Gothic-styled underground bunker, the slowly-appearing signs of the possession and transformation as well as the assaults on the family leading to the chase through town being quite thrilling and chilling with regards to how the children are portrayed as equal victims here, which is always a special touch. Unfortunately, as this constitutes the final half hour of the film, the rest of the film is beset with problems. The fledgling romance angle is so hackneyed the concept is groan-inducing with the entire sequence meted out in a dialogue-drowned-out montage that never once becomes anything close to believable. As well, the entire film's plot is only inferred through the actions undertaken and not by actually being spelled out which results in a lot of anger and confusion at the whole process. The purpose of calling the family to sacrifice one of them to a demon only to have to be forced to trap the demon-possessed-spirit in another dimension every time out makes no sense when the entire act is presented as a special secret between those actively engaging in the act who try to keep it a secret from each other. This leads to the first half being nothing more than repeating the same formula with each time the process is brought up since it has to be dismissed in order to be kept a secret, yet the process itself makes no sense as for why it has to be undertaken all the time and the entire thing becomes quite frustrating. Had this been spelled out, it might've been something decent moreso than it currently is.
Rated R: Graphic Language, Violence and continuous children-in-jeopardy with intense violence depicted against children.
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