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Robert Allen Mukes,
American Poltergeist is one of those dodgy franchises, as if people are making their own films with their own titles then some agreement is made to have American Poltergeist tagged on to add some kind of credibility. None of the movies are made by the same people, they have absolutely no connection to one another and it's hard for that reason to even call it a franchise.
Regardless this is the 7th (And hopefully last) such movie, is Spanish made and despite the low rating it's actually one of the better ones.
While his sister is away a man is tasked with house sitting and taking care of her cats. It doesn't take long however before strange things begin to happen and he begins to question whether he's truly alone.
Essentially another haunting/demonic tale it struggles to find a tone, it's a horror movie yet our two leads are both oddly comedic which just didn't sit right with me. The structure of the movie is also terrible, confusing and and make no mistake the cover art has absolutely nothing to do with the film whatsoever (That nonsense needs to stop).
However it does have things going for it, for example the sfx are excellent. You simply don't expect that from a movie of this ilk but everything looked great, both the practical and CGI. That was a pleasant surprise and helped the movie no end.
If the movie had been put together a bit better this might have been quite a pleasant surprise. Sadly it's flaws overwhelm the film and leave it a shell of what it could have been.
Despite this it's a lot better than you'd expect if you've watched any of the previous American Poltergeist movies.
A couple of passable ideas
Poor audio balancing in places
Characters are too comedic to take seriously
Dishonest cover art
Doesn't flow very well
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