but ultimately, all physical
This movie turned out to be pretty excellent. It plays off the basis that a horro film does not nee expensive speical effects, it just needs to make the audiance use their imagination to scare you muchlike THE HAUNTING(1963) This movie cleverly does that but only if you let it and for a guy that mad this as his first movie he has a future.
This movie scared me so powerfully, I couldn't walk around my house at night for a good two weeks. No other "scary" movie has come remotely close to being as scary as this film.
This is probably one of the most tedious movie experiences I have ever had. Despite the promising premise, this film is plain and simple boring. Nothing, NOTHING! happens. There is hardly any tension, the characters are freaking annoying, the dialogues lead nowhere and the story is dull. A true waste of time and money, even for a low budget production. I don’t have a clue why this became such a success.
I couldn't help but think, "what's the point?" and "so what?" throughout the movie.
Despite some originality using a already known concept (the video that records everything being the only point of view for us viewers to watch the story), and despite a modest budget, this film is massively overrated. It's good but that's it. Other than that it's just annoying characters screaming, shouting, filming events all the time.
The demon or ghost terrorizing of the two leads were very creepy. I like the fact that the film does not rely on cheap scares to scare you and the plot is very interesting. But, *SPOILER* ONE- why don't they turn the light in every room when they pass as they explore the room? TWO- they find footsteps on the floor, filmed it but didn't call the police? THIRD- why didn't they close their bedroom door at all at night?