January 30, 2013
Okay, before we get to the meat of it, was this the worst movie ever? No. It was creepy during the build up, mainly because it left a lot to the imagination, like horror movies of old. And then, enter the cgi effects.
Now I know I'm in the minority here but things crawling on the floor, short of them being gigantic camel spiders or a man-eating alligator, isn't scary. Especially when it's at best a wig with arms.
I was so disenchanted because 1. I love horror and am still waiting to be scared by a modern day movie. 2. Guillermo Del Toro's name was on it. And I... adore... him.
Is this a movie worth full ticket price? No. Cheap seats on a date? Yeah, it's got some jump.
Overall it starts down a path that can be twistedly dark and ends up with a music number short of a kids movie.
PS: Please stop with the crawling bit... it's just overdone now.
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