Written September 02, 2015
If you like to be scared this is the movie for you. Classic thriller, you will be on the edge of your seat or grabbing the person next to you thru the whole movie.
Written May 02, 2016
Pro: This movie had superior spook factor
Pro: Lots of little detials weaved in requiring you to pay attention
Pro: Ending is not what you expect it to be
Con: The story line with the Son was unnecessary
Con: The whining wife
Con: Ending is not what you expect it to be
It was really nice to see Ethan Hawke again, even if this role portrays him as a family man who doesn't appear to give a rats ***about the safety of his family. Go see it!
Written September 03, 2015
this movie when it first came out, i wasnt expecting much but finally decided to see it with some friends and was pretty pleased with how it built up to get the ending it did. i overall enjoyed the film and just thought one thing in my head when he first finds the films, is a title one of the other reviewers posted. "Ethan Hawke watches a film" haha.
Written August 01, 2015
This movie was very strange indeed. A man finds a bunch of ultra violent home movies in his new home, and watches them despite being disturbed by them. People hanging from trees, being cut up with lawnmowers, being burned alive inside a car and other sick and ultra violent / bloody things are among the movies, which the killer has labeled with "clever" titles, which are in reality stupid and hokey. Even after destroying the movies, they reappear. The movie ends in a truly absurd way and how the murders are connected really makes no sense either. I wouldn't recommend seeing this unless you are drunk, then it would likely be a fantastic movie under that circumstance.
Written August 30, 2015
I have been watching horror/suspense movies since I was 11 years old. I have seen almost every B horror movie from the 80s and most of the "classic" horror movies. I am usually not impressed by more recent genre of horror movies as they fail to correctly build suspense, the soundtrack ruins the moment, or obvious attempts to shock the audience.
However, this movie much like Insidious was in excellent form. It managed to perfectly build the moment and hit you when you least expected it. The soundtrack (unlike most movies which actually damage the potential fear factor) was amazing. It was a mix of sinister (pun intended) and eerie sound combinations that really put chills down my spine.
Acting was superb, no cheesy reactions or unrealistic responses from characters that can turn a good horror into a hilarious B movie. Anyone who is a fan of Insidious, or enjoys being thoroughly traumatized by a good scare, this is definitely a must see movie.