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She's not touching the floor....
on 29 July 2014
A man kills several of his Business partners, his wife and then kidnaps his children.
After crashing his car, he and his children discover an old hut in the middle of the woods, and seek shelter.
When the man realises he has lost everything, he goes to kill his children, but an unseen force prevents this and the children are left on there own, until they are discovered much, much later.
But who has been nurturing them, and why do they keep climbing the furniture?...
Despite the great premise, and some wonderful mise en scene, it's pretty much more of the same old stuff here.
The film begins with a wonderful opening, proper spine tingling stuff, but after the children have moved in with Chastain, it loses its bottle and goes for the jump scares, and the old CGI ghost.
People get killed because the children look up into the corner of a room, and Chastain has Weird, but beautiful nightmares.
The ending is bizarre, but brave, and it appears that the writers have come up with a cracking opening, pretty cool ending, but just don't seem bothered by the bulk of the middle.
So its a little better than expected, but then, I wasn't expecting much.