Scott (Jon Foster) is a filmmaker in need of inspiration. He and his girlfriend Penny (Sarah Jones) move into a desolate house hoping to make a breakthrough. Then they discover their neighbor, the elusive Mr. Jones…
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Starts off strong with a slick aesthetic, and eventually develops a fascinating premise. By the end of the second act I had fallen asleep, and (after waking up and rewinding) the third act felt far too ambiguous. If the director only knew how to handle the material, it could've been great.
A kind of Terence Mallick-inflected horror movie: pretentious, pretty, dappled light amidst the portents, a convincing descent into madness, but ultimately reminiscent of a hundred others of its kind. Please stop this found-footage horror bullshit.
Reading various internet discussions concerning the true meaning of this film was entertaining, as was the movie itself, but it didn't quite deliver like I had hoped it would. Honestly, it reached a point in the last act where the cinematography and camera work got to be a bit trite. There was no need to fade to black that much.
This movie was so... weird. I thought the idea was pretty original, specially for the found footage genre. But I felt like the ending took advantage of that and just dragged and dragged it along... it could be way shorter.