This remake of a made for tv movie was pretty interesting and in some scenes, scary. The plot was decent enough and some scenes definitely could make you jump in your seat. This movie is a nice change of pace from all the Paranormal Activity or Insidious movies and their not-so-scary knockoffs.(which btw I did not think were scary movies.) It's a good thing that this movie did not take the direction that most horror movies have done lately, as in trying to copy the success of Paranormal Activity and their style. This fact alone is probably one of the reasons I liked this movie.
The film is about a couple who move into an old house to get it rebuilt and put it on the market. The man's daughter is sent to live with him and upon finding a basement inside the home that they didn't even knew existed, things quickly take a turn for the worse. The daughter, Sally, soon finds out that there are creatures living inside the home. At first they seem friendly, but their true motives are soon known and no one in the home is safe.
The first half of the movie was indeed scary, mainly because you never got to see what the monsters looked like. Only seeing their glowing eyes and hearing their creepy voices. The first half was the better half, for it had you having no idea what lurked in the shadows and it would make you anxious where the monsters where and what they looked liked.
However, during the second half of the movie, when the creatures were finally shown, I was greatly disappointed. The monsters almost looked comical and less terrifying than I had imagined. In fact, when I first saw them I could not help but burst out laughing. The rest of the movie kinda ruined it for me because of the fact I couldn't get over how the monsters looked. It would have been a WAY better film if they had hold off on revealing the monsters until the end, and of course making the monsters more scary. The explanation for the monsters was also laughable. It seemed lazy and weird way of trying to explain them. Not to mention the explanation of the creatures themselves wasn't very defined. They definitely should have went deeper into the backstory of the monsters, instead of giving audiences a short answer.
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