This film is an enigma; it has so many great ideas, some wonderful and talented people working to make sure that these ideas come to fruition, but the final film feels disjointed and unbalanced. On the one hand, it's a horror film, but everything that is supposed to be horrific is either hidden or happens off camera. The special effects are great, but most of the creatures are shown covered in darkness or shadow. The story takes no time getting started, but then it ends in an ambiguous whimper. I just don't understand why they didn't push the envelope a bit more with so many talented people in the cast. This film could have been some truly special, as the ideas presented are unique and rarely seen in horror movies these days. But, aside from the wonderful acting, it doesn't do anything particularly well to warrant a recommendation. Had it been more horrific, graphic, gory, etc. It could have been a classic. But it plays it safe in almost every regard, and does not try to shock or disturb, but simply tell a tell as inoffensively as possible. I guess this works for sensitive audiences that are easily bothered, but horror fans demand more. I will be following this creative team closely, as I feel that their ideas really do deserve an audience. But this film is too much of a "first attempt" to really get anything right.
I just have to reiterate that the acting is wonderful. Really, everyone from the main couple to the little girl was extremely effective, and made me care about every single character presented in this film. The chemistry is palpable, and whomever was responsible for casting this film did his or her job expertly. Well done.