With all the hype that for a $15,000 movie, this one scares you half out of your wits, I left the movie hall a tad disappointed.
The story is like a regular documnetary of sorts, with a couple who come to live all alone in their new home which is seemingly far away from everywhere. They also seem to have very few friends, because the only other people in the entire movie are a friend of the girl, and a ‘psychic’ who comes in only twice in the movie to help them out. To make matters worse, the second time he comes in, he leaves in a couple of minutes, telling them that the ghost does not like his presence in the room and that there is a lot of negative energy. The ghost is quite unusual too, considering that it disappears on occassional nights, coming back to haunt the couple on a few odd nights only.
The camera movements are jerky at times, but that is what you could expect from an amateurish video shooting. The sounds are muffled too with some of the dialogues being missed out or only heard when you really strain your ears for it. You could easily come and eatch the movie after the inetrval and still not feel that you’ve missed out on much.
The second half is a lot better than the first which seems longer than the 45 minutes it was. The second half has a few more screams, thrills and a couple of chills to make you sit upright and wonder what the hell just happened.
Overall, maybe the movie looks good when shot on such a shoe-string budget, but I’d rather go ahead and spend my money on buying the DVD and watch it alone. Now that may just be a lil’ more scary.
Contributed by Rakesh Nair