Plotline: A man's wife and daughter die in a terrible accident, and he returns home to realize that he can no longer continue living in the house they shared without being haunted by their memory. He is a composer and heads off to a remote town to teach and hide himself away in some large, extravagant old house. Strange things begin to happen in the house, and he becomes a bit obsessed with finding out why.
Scariness factor: It has some damn creepster moments--perhaps nothing jump-in-your-seat, but it gave me chills a few times.
Gross-Out Factor: Nada nada limonada.
Complaints: The pacing was a bit slow at times. And it had its hammy moments. And the clanging noise ALMOST seemed like a cheap rip-off of the noise from The Haunting.
High Points: This is a pretty good old-school haunted house movie. It has some startlingly creepy shots. The acting is a bit over-the-top once in a while, but that's too be expected, I suppose. Nonsensicalities abound at times (with regard to plot), but you're willing to overlook them for those nice, juicy, creepy moments. And there are quite a few of those. That damn wheelchair! *Shaking my fist at it*
Overall: If you're a fan of movies about hauntings, rent this. It's a good one. It still doesn't beat The Haunting, but it's 90-minutes worth of decent haunted-house entertainment.
Labels: B movies