The Abandoned [DVD]
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The setting is the creepiest house you've ever seen. I was scared as soon as the main character arrives on the grounds of the old family house she has inherited. This was one of the few movies that actually had me hiding under the covers as I watched.
The story was unsettling, the direction and cinematography were excellent. I loved it.
The gloomy, yet sharply rendered imagery from cinematographer Xavi Gimenezs (The Machinist) adds to grim terror experienced by our protagonists, as does the jangling dissonance of the original score by Alfons Conde.
While I will admit I was pretty bored during the middle of the movie (I don't mind when things get talky, but nothing new was added to the suspense via the dialogue), it rallies in the end and has a satisfying, fittingly unsettling conclusion.
Staci Layne Wilson
So these facts tell you that this movie will put you off guard which is one mark of a great film. I was at times saying WTF (in a good way) trying to figure out the mystery. When the reveal happens its outright acid flash back. The Abandoned is more conceptual than anything so of coarse there are a few whom won't get it and there are some unbelieveable parts but I suggest go with it you will have more fun. If you believe in the concept this movie works on all levels. Few films are perfect and when you rent this realize your RENTING a movie and not bought stock in the company thus having unrealistic expectations. I personally will buy this, a movie I feel is a modern horror masterpiece.
As for as the 8 Movies To Die for series, I have seen Dark Ride (which was Ok), Penny Dreadful (amazingly dreadful but somehow entertaining) and The Abandoned which is so much more superior than those movies its no question.
Overall 5 high stars, with a recommendation to buy. When watching, turn the lights off, turn your speakers up and hunker down and fall into this creepy world
The story just doesn't convey how a ghost was able to pull off what he did. We are shown his methodology, but not how was it possible that I had problems with. I'm not going to give away the nuts and bolts of his tactics to express why this didn't work for me so I won't be a spoil sport for those who haven't watched this movie.
The story does have some violence including bodly harm and animal attacks including some pretty graphic bloody gore. The use of offensive language is held to a minimum and it does include a few scenes of full frontal female nudity.
The movie is on the border between a 2.7 and a 3 star rating. It wasn't a waste of time, but it does drag and again, the story is weak.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If I could give this movie less than one star, I would. Actually, negative stars should be available. This movie was horrible. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Heather.H
This movie will really make you think.Was it real, imagined, remembered?Published 4 months ago by Stephanie E. Horn
The ending: are you freaking kidding me? This trope needs to die.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very good movie lost first one little long on delivery though but very satisfied with purchasePublished 9 months ago by lisha moore