(2011)

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50
The New York Times
This eager film piles on common fears: evil puppetry, haunted homes and overly generous hosts. So despite a sloppy and humorless execution, it is scary by association.
50
All the horror hallmarks do little to compensate for a dearth of genuine scares or surprises, and DiBlasi's workmanlike approach isn't distinctive enough to transcend the script's clichés.
40
Cassadaga tries to scoop up enough tropes to satisfy a wide range of potential fright fans but lacks the cohesion to ever truly be effective.
38
This one is especially obsessed with grisly details that contribute nothing to our fear or excitement.
30
Equal parts gory mayhem, convoluted mystery and rote romance, none of which gel together very well.
30
Like the Saw franchise, Cassadaga, directed by Anthony DiBlasi, attempts to leverage the horror genre in the service of inducing epiphanies, but keeps tripping over its confused tangle of genres.
30
What starts out as a reasonably effective ghost story devolves into familiar torture porn in Cassadaga, Anthony DiBlasi's muddled horror film ineffectively blending two genre styles.

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