Really enjoyed watching this little film. Without giving away anything as it would really spoil the film for other people - just a good story, albeit, another ghost story done in a quite scary manner witch does actually keep you watching throughout. Unknown (to me, that is) actors help to lend real atmosphere and not distract from the overall effect of the film. A simple story well told. Definitely worth a watch.
Two investigators and a psychic are sent to a remote farmhouse in rural New Zealand, to investigate a paranormal incident. The incident was reported by a family who fled the scene leaving everything behind. The group gradually discover an entity, and more.
Although there aren't any new ideas on display this production has been put together extremely well, with great efforts from all departments. The acting is believable and the threat is built gradually and rather skilfully. There is some extra interest with the introduction of the 'dead room' so you'll find more going on than you might originally think.
The disk has both stereo and 5.1 surround soundtracks and the 5.1 setup is worth selecting if your system can play it as there are ambient sounds which make use of the rear channels.
I give this a 3.5 - generally enjoyable but could have been even better. The atmosphere builds nicely and the plot avoids the temptation to give anything away too early. The characters mix well, and the dialogue and reactions as things get a little more scary are more sensible than in other horror films. This would have been a full "4" rating from me if the final scene had been handled with a bit more subtlety - yes there is a twist which helps to explain the story, but it all gets a bit too physical and slightly spoils the good work done in the rest of the film. All in all, well worth a look and a really good effort by the makers of the film.
Now this is how you make a horror movie. Thought it was superb, really scary, great story line and well acted. This had everything for the perfect ghost story. I am suprised it is not better known as it is far better then most other horror films that I have seen recently. Highly reccomend.
Great movie. Glad I found this as it's not an over hyped film. It's quirky and is reasonably acted out. Story starts with nice scenic views and goes into a regular haunting style poltergeist. But I think the little twist towards the end is good. Worth a watch if you like the genre.