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The film is NOT a found footage film as most of the movie is professionally done. The first ghost appears 6 minutes into the film and there is no lack of apparitions. The acting of the three main characters was decent, but when you get past that it falls off a cliff with Grace Evans being a laugh.
The plot develops complexity with an ending that could have used a little more developing.
Worth a rental if you are at a lost for a horror film.
Parental Guide: No f-bombs, near sex. No nudity. Laura Gilreath in bra/panties.
Mark & Andy are buddies attempting to 'illegally' make a documentary about the roots and legacy of Typhoid Mary and this lonely island asylum's involvement in Mary's mysterious final years. So,that's why they never contact police or medical professionals, although Mark & Andy at one point pretend to be medical professionals. Andy's girlfriend Michelle is also involved because her mother was a psychic who used to communicate with the dead "until one day mother just stopped and never said why". Surprise surprise Michelle sneaks off alone under the cover of night to hold a private seance with the deceased Mrs. Mary Malone who of course finds refuge in Michelle's body. Does Michelle's demon get exercised? you'll have to watch to find out. I enjoyed the work of all actors involved and plan on purchasing this film immediately regardless of price because even with all the weird shadows and fuzzy backgrounds, I feel like I'm watching a Cult Favorite debut to the world. It's not perfect but it's good enough for me.
I'd like to extend a sincere THANK YOU to the filmmakers involved and their decision to include "Very Descriptive" ENGLISH SUBTITLES. That's QUALITY.
Nice framing of shots, BTW.
But better than others out there.
I love horror films, paranormal films that take place in an asylum so I gave it a shot, I don't mind independent movies, amateur actors, if the story is really good.
I was interested in the story being told here, but the problems are many.
The script is not very well written, the scenes are poorly utilized, such as when a guy goes to see archives, he doesn't seem to find anything and the whole scene comes off as worthless, adding no depth or tension or reason to the film.
Something begins to happen but then just cuts and it's over and no one's that impressed or surprised, which makes no sense.
Poorly written characters throughout.
No one has any chemistry, the friendship, the girlfriend? No one has any believable connection or emotion to the relationships they're supposed to be portraying... Laura Gilreath and Aaron Mathias do an alright job with the maddeningly bad script and direction.
I love when the half brother is giving Andy s*** about borrowing his boat, and then when we finally see the boat it's a pretty cheap boat with cheap plastic back yard chairs tied together.
There's some decent story twists that I enjoyed, such as Mary finding him and getting taken back to the hospital and Aaron pursuing, showing you the movie really could have been better if they had just kept the story more human and not tried to be so "smart" with the dialog that really hurt the film.
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