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All good, apart from one thing
on 10 October 2002
I must say, having read and enjoyed the novel on which this film is based, I was a little sceptical about going in to see the movie, as I felt no film could really do justice to the book.
This was one of the few times I was proven wrong, as I enjoyed the film greatly, and would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of more cerebral horror films, and not teen flicks such as "Scary Movie" (starring James Van Der Beek).
I wouldn't be doing the right thing by revealing too much about the plot, but the atmosphere created by director Tom McLoughlin is fantastic: it is menacing in many places, and there are quite a few images that will stick in your memory long after you watch the film.
I only have one criticism about the movie, and that is regarding the child who plays Miles (Aled Roberts), who was absolutely dreadful in his role. His voice got irritating after he had delivered only a handful of lines, and he had a habit of squinting throughout the film, which did not seem entirely appropriate, and put me off during some of the scenes. However, vitriolic diatribes about the young boy aside, I would definitely mention this film to genuine horror fans. I give it 4/5.