A prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family that reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.
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"Jumpscares"? Is that the nomenclature? I agree that they are a bit cheap. After the first 2 where I screamed quite loudly I stopped watching when I knew one was coming and just watched my brother scream. That's what made it enjoyable. I thought the the ending demon looked a bit too much like Darth Maul.
not only does this film not suffer from the third film curse, but in my opinion it is the most interesting out of the trilogy. quite unsettling at some points, not everything works together, but there is this notion of dread that percolates the atmosphere that in my view is better achieved than on previous ones.
This one can be a bit corny and jumpscares are aplenty but it does have some genuinely unsettling moments as well as some touching drama. Lin Shaye is so good! The final shot is extremely eerie and ominous but ruined by a really lame jumpscare.
Va che mica è brutto. Di sicuro non è visionario e inquietante come i primi due, ma ha i suoi momenti davvero azzeccati e un villain davvero interessante. L'ho trovato ben più ispirato e spaventoso di L'Evocazione 2. Manca Wan alla regia, che quindi è decisamente meno raffinata, ma la storia mi ha preso di più e complessivamente il tema trattato è perfino toccante. Non male, pensavo fosse una sola.
2.5-3 stars... This prequel was umpteen times better than the sequel and (in my opinion) better than the first film in the series. Immediate plus points - the use of music/sound really seemed well thought out, solid performances, a steady unfolding story (not wholly original but well told), and some genuine creepy horror imagery. Good effort. Maybe leave it at chapter 3 though, guys?
One star for the effort and performances. Another for the jumpscares and the special effects. It was okay for the most part because it hella made me cover my eyes. Jumpscares are nice but I'd like to believe it should be horror's last resort to scare anyone.
A tedious exercise in pointless filmmaking. While the two first movies had their issues at least they had a decent story and good actors. This trainwreck had neither. I feel sorry for Lin Shaye who has to carry this boring movie. She deserved better!