After a family moves into an old Victorian home, they discover a chest in the attic containing antiques tainted by a malevolent spirit. As the antiques slowly possess each family member, ...
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Four friends break into an abandoned insane asylum in search of a death certificate which will grant one of them a large inheritance. However, finding it soon becomes the least of their worries in a place haunted by dark memories.
Brandon T. Jackson
Halloween fun turns to horror when young friends ignore the warnings of a local urban legend and unintentionally unleash a gruesome creature known as Never Knock, that uses their worst fears to stalk and kill them one by one.
After a family moves into an Old Victorian house they discover a chest in the attic containing items that belonged to the people who used to live there. With the discovery of the chest comes a chain of terrifying occurrences.
A vengeful spirit has taken the form of the Tooth Fairy to exact vengeance on the town that lynched her 150 years earlier. Her only opposition is the only child, now grown up, who has survived her before.
Emma Caulfield Ford,
After her young son is killed in a tragic accident, a woman learns of a ritual which will bring him back to say goodbye, but when she disobeys a sacred warning, she upsets the balance between life and death.
Sarah Wayne Callies,
After a family moves into an old Victorian home, they discover a chest in the attic containing antiques tainted by a malevolent spirit. As the antiques slowly possess each family member, the spirit grows stronger, hellbent on kidnapping the children.
In the initial scene, which takes place in 1891, the Victorian house seems to have tiny decorative electric lights (although unlit) around the windows, which were not available at that time. See more »
A family moves house after the death of the mother, only to find themselves trapped by the history of their new home as an evil spirit takes over ...
Standard haunted house tale, so it needs a bit of spice and cleverness to impress. The outstanding feature is the photography, with plenty of angles and movement and depth and detail. But they might regret the decision to light almost the entire movie brightly - shadows often obscure a horror tale, but this one needed more.
The acting was OK, especially the little girl, although even she struggled with some lifeless dialogue. And I think that's where the problem is - the writing and direction. The origin story didn't play through, and we weren't led to the source of the evil. Some crucial scenes were handled badly and turned out underwhelming. Plus there were some spots where dialogue was repeated to no extra effect, and one of the female characters could have been folded into another without harming the story.
The music was pretty good, but laid on too thick.
So it's a first time feature for the director/writer. A bit sloppy, and lacking conviction. But it definitely doesn't deserve one star ratings.
ps. The cinematographer has a similar movie in production, so that could be interesting.
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