For desperate petty crooks Hazel and her boyfriend Ade, kidnapping is their last chance to finally get a normal life. Their well-chosen target: a filthy rich diamond distributor's young and innocent daughter. For this reason, after six weeks of careful and meticulous planning, nothing seems to cloud the success of this obviously fast and easy job, after all, a hefty ransom of 300 carats of diamonds is a risk worth taking. Nevertheless, as right from the start, the ominous feeling that something is quite off is threatening to send Hazel's fail-proof plan down the drain, the unaware and helpless gang is bound to discover that the ancient evil of this world always lurks in the darkest of places.Written by
The scenes of the interior of the jewellery dealer's house were filmed at the Lindfield Victorian House Museum in Auckland Park, Johannesburg. See more »
In the video recorded flashback, the priests speak of the Codex Vaticanus and mention that the House on Willow Street is a site of evil due to it being the furthest point away from the Vatican where the Codex is kept (illustrating the fact with an apple). This however is geographically incorrect - the geographic antipode from the Vatican is located deep in the South Pacific Ocean, East of both New Zealand and the International Date Line and far away from any landmass that the movie might be set in. See more »
Ade, trust me. It gets a lot worse than just a f@ckin' alarm system...
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What I loved about the film is that they don't waste any time by jumping right into the action. It is really truly freaky in the beginning as we learn there is something sinister going on. Sadly, though, after a promising start, the film dwindles to loads and loads of credibility issues and 'been there done that' territory. They are trying just too hard to give every character a back story, as the demon feeds on their darkest secrets and fears. The reveal through the kidnapped girl's video diary is not believable at all and rather silly, actually. The way the gang immediately finds what is relevant to the story is just not credible. The film completely looses momentum towards the end as suspense makes way for reveal upon reveal. Some good visuals, though, and I did enjoy the satisfying ending.
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