Movie Mike wrote:Paul, excellent review and what a nice thing to finally get a scary movie I can heartily recommend to others. I agree that the "Other Side" wasn't as effective as one would have hoped, but the ghosts inhabiting were pretty damn creepy, especially the murdered family. The one element that didn't work at all for me was the look of the demon. He wasn't scary. He was basically Darth Maul with furry legs. They really should have gone with the "less is more" approach with how much you saw of the demon as he was much more effective in the shadows.
Exactly, it's is hard to believe that the guys who brought us Saw did this, I've always preferred the kind of scary that gets the hairs on your arms to stand up, not the kind that has your stomach churning because someone got disemboweled horribly. Not that I'm against a good slasher film, Halloween etc, but it seems we don't get too many good ghost stories nowadays. The balance is out of whack.ppritchard wrote: ... they show a real understanding of how classic horror works. Small moments, such as the first (barely glimpsed) appearance of the dancing child ghost are amongst the most chilling I've seen for a good long time.
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