• TheRoastNewt

    I really enjoyed this. Great atmosphere and plenty of decent scares. If there’s one criticism I’d level at it though, it’s that it went and used every single cliché in the book – the youngest child making friends with a ghost, holy objects used for protection, scary dollies coming to life, etc., etc., etc.. It was definitely good fun, but it would be really nice to see something a little more innovative in the future. But overall it’s a decent film, and like you, I’d give it a solid 8/10.

    Now if you want to see a really decent horror(-ish) film with incredible atmosphere and a truly inspired twist, then I would recommend you seek out The Others, featuring Nicole Kidman. It’s absolutely wonderful and a great example of how you can still do something different with a haunted house story.