Written October 07, 2012
This one took it's sweet time to get going. Once the girl and her really hot mom move into the house across the street from where a double homicide took place, we go through the lengthy process of getting to know the neighbors and the whole story of the house. Never saw the Hunger Games, probably won't because I'm no longer 17 but this girl Jennifer Lawrence is a decent actress and makes the movie okay. If your looking for special effects or anything supernatural look for something else. The kid who lives next door plays his part fairly well but just lacks the chops to make the story believable in any way. It was kind of entertaining to see annoying neighbors, the "cool" kids in high school and how they operate these days, and does this girl really sing or is that someone else? So if your in your teens or 20's you will probably like this one but if your above 30 you may find yourself going to get some popcorn and be unable to find your way back into the theatre.
Written September 23, 2012
A friend and I took our 14 yr old daughters expecting a cheesy horror movie. It wasn't! This movie has humor and mystery, more of a thriller than horror. Yes, you could say some of it was expected, but other parts were a surprise which kept it interesting.
My favorite part was actually something that shouldn't have been there....a bug on Ryan's shoulder as he's talking. Look for it!
I thought it was good!
Written September 19, 2014
Despite what other reviewers are saying, this movie was great and I really enjoyed it. It is not one of those types of movies that will constantly and annoyingly make you jump out of your seat. It will surprise you and make you bite your nails (I'm guilty of it haha). Over all, I think it was well written and I like the ending... it's different from all the "scary" movies out there. Don't let the bad reviews discourage you from checking it out... I almost allowed the bad reviews to convince me to not watch it but decided to do so and I really liked it.
Written November 20, 2014
Why is it to much to ask to get your money's worth to go and see a decent horror movie? I walked away not really understanding the ending. The only scenes that scared you at all was when the girl from basement jumping out with loud music. I was surprised Elizabeth Shue appearred in this movie. The Ryan character acter was not convincing at all, not great acting. And if I had to see another close up with Elissa character, I was going to scream. Come on, use some creativity. Dont waste your money. I wish another movie like "what lies beneath" would be released! Now that was good, scary, edge of your seat suspenseful, and what a real horror movie is what its all about.
Written October 01, 2012
I liked it. No it wasn't phenomenal,but it held my interest and I did not expect what happened in the end. It was well acted.