While babysitting a boy and his infant brother, Casey Beldon has a dreadful nightmare involving a weird dog and an evil child, and she tells her best friend Romy over the phone. Casey is haunted by this boy, and when she goes to the ophthalmologist, he asks if she has a twin brother or sister. She asks her father and discovers that her mother lost a son that died in the womb. Casey suspects that she is haunted by the spirit of her brother. She finds a letter addressed to a woman called Sofi Kozma and a creepy picture at home that belonged to her mother. She goes with Romy to a retirement home to meet Sofi, a survivor of the experiments during the Holocaust. But Sofi tells Casey that she had never met her mother and later calls Casey to tell her she is in great danger. —Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Pluses and minuses
Any movie that features Odette Annaballe in every scene has an automatic plus. The woman is not only gorgeous but cinematic and the two are not always the same thing. Wowsa. That said, the film has a few dozen major breakdowns, not the least of which is attempting to imitate in one way or another far better films, The Ring, The Sixth Sense, The Exorcist, The Omen, and a host of minor films that had essentially the same jump scenes but did them much better. They did try to put together a cohesive movie and gave us the gift of Ms. Annabelle as noted and for that I think it is worth a middling value. You can do better and you can do worse.
- Jun 17, 2016
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