Thursday, January 05, 2012
Casey Beldon hated her mother for abandoning her as a child. But when inexplicable events begin to happen, Casey begins to understand why she left. Plagued by merciless dreams and a tortured ghost that haunts her waking hours, she must turn to the only person, Rabbi Sendak, who can make it stop. With the help of Sendak, her best friend Romy and boyfriend Mark, Casey uncovers the source of a family curse dating back to Nazi Germany--a creature with the ability to inhabit anyone or anything that is getting stronger with each possession. With the curse unleashed, her only chance at survival is to shut a doorway from beyond our world that has been pried open by someone who was never born.
My 2 cents
First of all this movie is getting a lot of hate, and I don't think it deserves it. While not the most original horror film ever made, it's certainly not the worst either.
This is one of the few horror movies that takes it's demons and mythology from Judaism instead of Christianity. Gary Oldman does a good job as the Rabbi/Exorcist, but Oldman is the kind of actor who brings respect to anything he's in.
This movie has some amazingly creepy moments in it. The director, David Goyer, creates a very nightmare like atmosphere. There are several "jump" scares and believe me, they work. I'm not sure where they found all the disturbing children for this movie, but keep me away from that school. The ending is something that was hinted at early on and most horror vets can see coming a mile away.
The biggest problem I had with the movie was the feeling things were left out. It felt like many things were cut down or out just left out to get a PG-13. I know that the DVD will be unrated, and that will probably improve things a bit.