Genre: Horror/Comedy, Not Rated
Release Date: 4 September 2014
A young woman is forced to return to her childhood home after being placed under house arrest where she suspects that something evil may be lurking in the house.
What I Liked:
I don’t want to give away too much about the movie, because there’s a huge twist about three-fourths of the way through. To be honest, the first time through, I wasn’t really enjoying the movie all that much, but the twist is really amazing. It was something that I never would have predicted! And then, there’s another twist!
Also, watching this movie for the second time, I appreciated the humor a lot more. The humor is pretty dry at times, more akin to typical British humor than American. The movie is a strange blend of horror, comedy, mystery, and suspense, and the only other movie I can think to compare it to is Joss Whedon’s Cabin in the Woods.
What I Didn’t:
For the first half of the movie, I hated Kylie, the protagonist. I didn’t like her mum very much either, though she was annoying in a different way. They both evolve through the movie, though, so I was rooting for them in the end. Also, the tone can be a bit uneven, which isn’t really surprising when you consider how many genres are have been mashed together to make this movie.
This movie is definitely unique. I originally watched it because I was in the mood for a horror movie, and I like good ghost stories. This wasn’t exactly what I was expecting, but I really enjoyed it anyway. After I watched it, I immediately told my boyfriend, sister, and brother that they should watch it, because I wanted to talk about with somebody! Writing a spoiler-free review of this movie is hard, because there’s so much interesting stuff that I want to talk about, but instead, I guess I’ll just recommend this movie and let you know that it is currently streaming on Netflix
My Rating: 3.5/5