Not a breath, but a sigh – 1.5 out of 5
This film had all the hallmarks of a promising horror movie. A creepy premise, an original twist on a villain, unknown actors that can really draw you into the story.
I went along to the cinemas expecting a hearty romp with some good jumps and a long-lasting chill.
What I got was a lacklustre, low-budget (not that that alone makes a film cruddy) poorly though-out storyline that left me more pissed off and icked out than scared.
What does it take to make a good horror movie?
I don’t claim to know, I am a consumer rather than a connoisseur. But a good start is having at least one likeable, if not identifiable, character. Every single person in this film is a dipshit. It was frustrating that what deaths there were, were really anti-climatic. Worst still, the ‘survivor’ is the most annoying of them all.
One positive – the chase scene in the basement. That had promise – a relatively unseen cinematic technique, classic scare techniques. All good, but this makes up like a 28th of the movie.
The only thing worse than this movie, would be any attempt to make a sequel.
If you plan on seeing this in theatres expecting a good night out, don’t hold your breath.