This years another horror movie recycled from other movies. But luckily this one actually works. Its worth watching because of its believable performances, story and some good jump scares. The movie makes use of all the tricks and techniques to make you jump out of your seat and succeeds at most of them.
Ellison Oswalt (Ethan Hawke), a true-crime writer moves to a new house with his wife and two children in order to write a story on the murders that took place there so as to revive the success of his one hit wonder novel. Some of his last novels were not a success and led to a bad financial condition. In the attic Ellison finds a box with snuff movies made by a killer who had been killing since the 1960s. Ellison starts watching these tapes and one of them is of the murder that took place in his house. He slowly realizes that these are not just any ordinary murders, they are related to something far more terrifying.
I had a good time watching this one. Its not great, but its scary, just like Insidious.
Who should watch?
Its a decent horror flick for horror fans, but don't expect it to be like Paranormal Activity.
Genre - Horror, Thriller
Director - Scott Derrickson
Stars - Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, James Ransome
Country - USA
Language - English
Runtime - 110 minutes