This film may not be breaking new ground in the genre, and it has a bit too much child agony for my personal taste. Nonetheless, I think it's a pretty good horror film that sets up its suspense and scares very well, and it has enough mysteries to keep you guessing until the very end. The performances are also effective, particularly the young Charlie Shotwell. The film hooked me, and that's all that matters.
Generic movie with a quality well below its budget, crammed with cheap jump scares (some playing out one after another) and we're all supposed to believe is some reinvention of the haunted house genre. Interesting premise that quickly devolves into utter nonsense. Squandered the usually-lovely Kelly Reilly in the supporting role, by pairing her with a lifeless spouse. Boring.
Another lacklustre Netflix effort with a central idea that could have worked had it been better handled. The acting is quite good but the movie is shot and directed in such a lame and drab way that it lacks any sort of personality. And the final twist is not much of a twist considering how many up-side-down crosses (intersections, beams in the celing, patterns on doors...) the makers of the movie crams in.
The first two-thirds is your standard horror movie found on streaming these days: lifeless color palette, serviceable performances from reliable talent who vary between "committed" and "slumming", and an abuse of sound mix jump scares that take the audiences' intelligence and understanding of fear for granted. And then the huge twist in the last fifteen minutes happen and the best comedy of the year arrives.