Out of the Dark

Posted: March 23, 2017 in Paranormal/ Ghost Stories

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I guess the reason I decided to watch this film in the first place was because it wasn’t one of those mainstream Hollywood flicks; now I understand why. The first clue into how much of a disappointment this movie was should have been the fact that Julia Stiles was in it. Not to sound completely disrespectful (10 Things I Hate About You is life), but usually an underground film with a washed up actress isn’t going to be the next greatest horror masterpiece. The trailer itself was enough to convince me to give it a go, but the movie fell short on so many levels. First of all, the movie was a little too g-rated to really excite a seasoned horror vet like myself. There was no gore at all and it seemed to just be more jumpy scenes rather than disturbing ideas and gruesome imagery. The story centers around a family that relocates to a South American town that was invaded decades ago and all the children were murdered. Said town is haunted by the tortured little souls. I didn’t really follow the story that much because it was literally that boring. It wasn’t so stupid that it made my head hurt, but bad enough that I’m only giving this one 2/5 stars. It had good cinematography, so I’ll give it that, and the acting wasn’t horrific. However, I literally could not take the movie seriously because of the fact that the little girl had an English accent even though both of her parents were American. I get it, she was born in London yadda yadda, but seriously I just found that to be a hilarious touch and I would have maybe taken the movie a bit more seriously if they wouldn’t have randomly decided the child needed to be English. From the review I’ve just written, I think it’s pretty clear that I’m obviously not recommending this movie. It has some jumpy parts here and there, but for the most part, its just too “vanilla” to really satisfy an experienced horror fan. Go ahead and recommend this to some of your newbie friends, but definitely don’t waste your precious time watching this.

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