Written November 25, 2015
I am not familiar with Ole Bornedal, but I am going to check out more of his stuff. Great story telling, great style, mood and of course the Rami timing! Just when you least expect it - BAM! Good scary movie, not gory or gratuitous, just jarring, jump-out-of-your-seat scares.
And knowing it's based on an actual occurrence.... well, that just makes it that much better.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Natasha Calis are wonderful and have that great chemistry that's needed for a film like this. Kyra Sedgwick, well, what's there to say, she's great, always.
I only say 'GO' because this subject matter isn't for everyone. I thought it was really good and think I might see it one more time!
Written February 11, 2016
Easily the worst movie I have seen this year. By the end of it the crowd was all laughing at how poor it was. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. Save your money.
Written February 12, 2016
The movie was very well made and thought out. HOWEVER, if you've seen one "possession/exrocism" movie, you've seen them all.
Basically, if I had never seen any other movie in the genre, and watched this one first, I'd give it a 5/5. But with the over saturation of demonic possessions in the movies, it just feels like watching an unofficial sequal of the exorcist.
Written July 28, 2015
I saw this movie in a packed theater full of coiling middle schoolers - the appropriate age and atmosphere for this movie. As this was not my first rodeo and I am an avid movie goer for the slightly spooked, this movie was a little too juvenile for me. Rather than using the now cliche "Found Footage" format - this movie does have a traditional scary movie story line. It does get one hooked very early on, but does not sustain this type of shock and awe. Maybe its just me, but this film was very bright and airy for a horror film. Perhaps that is part of the look of the film and I'm just stubborn. Finally, the story of this movie does harken back to the great exorcism/ possession films of old yet does not firmly grasp its own hold on american cinema. This film is almost a parody of itself. If you are hoping for a few good jumps out of your seat, and possibly even a few nightmares, this film will leave you unfulfilled. If you are 14 and going to a sleepover, this is a quality pick!
Written December 25, 2014
It had to be one of the worst movies ever! I was expecting it to be really scary and good! I was only scared 4 times and that's because I hate when things pop out. I laughed at the stupidity of it way more than I screamed. I was VERY disappointed.