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Re: Rate & Mini-Summarize the Last Movie You Saw
A Young Woman named Casey is tormented by the spirit of her twin brother who died while he was in the womb. When bizarre & unexplainable events start happening, Casey goes in search for answers and learns about how the demonic entity is tied to her family's history. When her friends & family start to feel the wrath of the demon, Casey goes to a Rabbi (Gary Oldman) in hopes that an exorcism can rid her of the spirit.
I just got back from the movie, and I can say that if you are a fan of Horror movies, then you'll probably enjoy this. It has some great scares and if you are watching the movie in a theater full of girls (like I did) then expect alot of screams. And if you've seen the trailers, then you've seen the ghostly looking kid, who is indeed the physical manifestation of the demon. I have no problem with saying this, but children scare me. I don't know why, but if you make a young kid up to look like a ghost or a demon (see Exorcist), then it is just frightening to me.
However, I had a few issues with the plot. Too much time went into explaining where the demon came from, what it is, and all that jazz. I wish this film had taken the route of "Night of the Living Dead" and just don't explain it. I can accept zombies in that movie without any explaining, and I could have easily accept a demon entity in this film without too much exposition. Also, the demon's motives are not entirely clear. At least they weren't to me. I won't give anything away, I'll just say that the ending left me asking questions. Also, Gary Oldman was greatly underutilized in this film. He literally has like 4 scenes in the whole movie, most of them brief.
But at this point I'm just nitpicking. If you're looking for scares, then check this out because there are plenty. The acting overall is good too, at least better than one would expect out this movie. Not the best horror movie ever made, but I don't think anybody was expecting it to be.