|Rebecca Kyler Downs||Actor|
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And that is the tragedy of this movie. With a little tweaking, there could have been a strong, intelligent horror movie here. Instead, poor acting, bad editing, and so-so directing cuts this movie down at the knees. A typical haunted house story is given a spin by the exorcist being haunted by his past, having a crush on the house owner, and the camera man connecting to his past in the most unlikely way. The plot sounded good. Sadly, it lost its way. The special effects are not only excellent for a direct to DVD movie, they’re better than in most big budget horror movies lately (Christina Ricci’s Cursed comes to mind when I say this). The special effects are the only reason I’m giving it two stars instead of one. The acting is wretched! I’m not sure if this is because of the actors, director, or editor, but it’s just not a good movie, and over all there are far better low budget horror movies that deserve your time and trouble. Better yet, check out the Tales from the Cyrpt DVD sets out now for some horror perfection. Just do yourself a favor and avoid this movie.