Having started his career making horror films, it is not a surprise to see James Wan (Furious 7, Aquaman) return to the genre. Here he is director and co-screenwriter. While this is not a film that will have him atop the horror director pile, it is one which has its pluses.
It is a film which will be divisive (as is the case for the majority of films), in that some with enjoy it while others will hate it. As it questions reality, what is real and what is a figment of our imagination, some will be more than willing to embark on the murky voyage while others will disembark.
I found the film a bunch of fun. In a dark and creepy way. Nice to have a villain that is actually scary. Yes, the final third of the film is verging on too much, a dose of over the top can be appreciated every now and then. Plus the fact that it reminded me of many classic horror films from the 1980s, made me all in. Those films were meant to just provide excitement, the occasional scare and diversion. You get all that here.
Once she begins to suffer from frightening visions of bloody murders, Madison (Annabelle Wallis – X-Men: First Class, Annabelle) is set down a road of almost constant terror. That road becomes even more bumpy and gruesome when she discovers that the visions are actually reality. That these murders are actually happening.
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