This film sucked so bad that it didn't even deliver the plot twist that I was expecting from the get-go: that the the hunky handyman was, in fact, Brahms, and that he was messing around with the girl. Instead we got a silly man/creature that lived hidden in the walls (?) but was somehow able to walk around the house and move the doll and objects from their place. Hugh, pity. At times the film looked eye-catching.
In this very suspenseful, Hitchcockian thriller, I was quite literally watching every frame, beginning to end, because I was so entranced by a very misleading first two acts. By the time that we learn what is actually happening, so much has been fed to you that you feel lied to and somewhat violated, but moreover shocked than anything else. A great twist and some solid acting on all parts. Worth every minute.
It struggles to keep interesting (1st act is based on dreams; 2nd act's a search for non existent proofs) and stretches to maintain its runtime. Even though Greta's emotional struggle justifies her relationship with Brahms, ends up feeling superficial, unfortunately. The abuse storyline should've been more central, imo. The supernatural realm is a veil that will keep you blind to the very satisfying ending.
As a fan of the horror genre I often put myself through the misery of watching new releases with good premises just to find out they have awful scripts and even worse endings. This is yet another case of squandered potential. They had good setting and possibly a good story there but unfortunately the second part is a total waste of time and it gives in to almost all of horror clichés. Shame.
This had alot of potential, an interesting concept and was excited to see Maggie from the walking dead in something else. However the ending ruined it turned dramatic and ridiculous as so many often do. Shame
Da una premessa così inquietante sarebbe stato lecito aspettarsi qualche salto in più sulla poltrona o quantomeno un'atmosfera degna. Purtroppo William B. Bell si dimostra per l'ennesima volta incapace di costruire un qualsiasi elemento perturbante reale nei suoi film horror, tutti molto interessanti sulla carta ma alla prova dei fatti assolutamente vuoti. Un horror usa e getta, da guardare e dimenticare.