With the dreary atmosphere I was HOPING the movie was building up for a BIG shock, that would screw viewers up, for the rest of their lives... Like the original "Woman in Black", which had the same slow weird atmospheric stuff. Nope. The toilet door being stuck, I HONESTLY thought "Twighead" was FORMING out of the pond water in the toilet, and would then GRAB the guy, or daughter, or something! ANYTHING! Nope. I totally agree with the other reviewer, I SHOULD have fast forwarded through it, instead of hoping there was a big creepy life changing SCARE coming. At least SHOW the splatter of the guy who jumped. Change the face of the chess opponent creepy writhing "Devils Advocate" style. It was all... So, mismanaged. Mishandled with wasted opportunities left and wrong. I hope someone takes this movie, and edits it, properly, with subtle creepy CGI. That would make ALL the difference. There were NO staring fire eyes, no "torture", no spooky music swells, no nothing. Just a guy doing silly research, and the movie director TRYING to make something out of that, but failing miserably. Small pointless circles, in a pond?!? The people who were really in "hell"... where the poor idiots (me included) who WATCHED this film to the end... hoping to be scared and scarred for life by an extremely scary END scene. Something! Anything! Nope. What a waste. Sadly. Someone please take this and make it spooky. It has elements that could be made spooky. Girl walking in a leafless tree avenue. She mentioned a nightmare creature, but that is never really shared with the viewer... and its NOT "what you don't see is even more powerful". At least you have to hear it, then, or something. A puppet? The dream acted by puppets? Threatening creepy animation? Anything. We got nothing.
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