Top critical review
on 10 November 2013
Anna returns home after being institutionalised and tries to adapt to her new life. Her father Steven is now living with her late mother's nurse, Rachel Summer and both Anna and her sister Alex believe Rachel was responsible for her mother's death in a boathouse fire the year before.
Soon after her arrival, Anna also begins to receive warnings from her late mothers spirit, and three children who are always silent but point her to a tragedy that occurred years before in a nearby county.
The evidence she and Alex gather all point to Rachel having a secret past and that she is now living under an assumed identity. Just as she believes she has all of the evidence needed against Rachel, new information comes to light that puts earlier events in a different light....
Its a remake of a J-horror, it was made in the late noughties, it was made for the teens, and guess what, if you've seen The Eye, Dark Water, Prom Night, or any remake in this time, you realise that its not very good, despite the richness of the cast.
The story is good, its a mystery, and there are lots of red herrings that point you in the wrong direction, but from the upstart, you know Elizabeth Banks has nothing to do with the main plot.
If you are wise to these so called movies, you can see the films finale a mile off, and what makes it worse is Straitherns face come the final reveal. Instead of a Sixth Sense type shock, the film commands guffaws, as it's just handled very clunkily.
The cast are fine, but the overall product is very processed.