A lot more understated than I expected, but I was still somewhat pleasantly surprised. There's a subtleness to the atmosphere that feels like a whisper against your arm, or a gentle breeze of wind in your hair. You know there's something wrong, and although the revelation isn't jawdropping, the overall progress of events and the mood of the film are worth recognizing. I just wish there'd been more oomph.
It's unfortunate that there were a couple of CSI cast members in there, preventing me from taking the movie too seriously. Concept was interesting, but the ambiguity of the nature of the main antagonist (trying to avoid spoilers there) added an element of the supernatural I didn't enjoy. A few cool scenes though, more of a "might as well watch" movie.
it's nicely made and thoughts are given lots of room to wander in the reality it's creating and the wider one it's reflecting - imo that's the gold quietly offered, easily missed, i did the first time, a few more viewings and now i get so much out of it. it's subtle, simple, unpretentious, tidy, with an appropriate pace, so much atmosphere, beautiful textures, sounds, so much sadness.. and that location. zomg.
A genuinely frightening film, from the eerie cinematography and locations down to the strange, pallid facial expressions of each character. One of the strongest sound designs in a horror film - it reaches into your psyche and forces you to imagine horrible things.
Creepy and suspenseful. I love the parts where he is listening to the tapes of that patient and how that was a big thing within the story. Sometimes just hearing that type of stuff and imagining it happen can be even creepier than actually seeing it.
Although I had somewhat of a special circumstance (sick day watching whatever at 11 am with a utility guy spraying the house for bugs), this is one of the most suspenseful and frightening films I've ever seen. I was impressed this sort of thing could still be done.
Usually the reality of a scary movie is exaggerated or nonexistent. Reading the real life history of the hospital and the events that took place after 2001 adds to the psychological effect of this film. Huge props to the actors and crew for shooting on location. A sequel would have been great. Creepy, creepy.