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Will Custis is a young preservation architect whose latest project takes him from the hallways of the esteemed University of Virginia to the banks of the Chesapeake Bay on a dark search for answers to one of America's oldest and most lasting legends: the legend of the Lost Colony.
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Heres a nitpick - there were also too many characters walking around with white beards, and I started mixing them up. I am not even kidding here, I understand a lot of old men in the South walk around with the white beard, but there was little to set these guys apart to me except for the clothes they were wearing.
So there were elements of the movie I liked, especially Rachel Nichols which was a given once I saw her name attached to it, and I surely did not hate it, so I give it a 3. If my theories at the end on what the heck happened were spot on in regards to everything, job well done. If not, it was open-ended enough to where I came up with the conclusion I want here. On a final note the obvious thing i called 10 minutes into the movie as I was convinced it was going to happen did NOT happen, so I give them a raise of the glass for avoiding that plot device.
This movie was kind of just there.
I did find myself involved in the movie, which is mild in terror/gore which is often refreshing. But it's not scary and the payoff is disappointing. Rent it, but don't buy.
Will Custis has an obsession with restoring old homes, and he stumbles upon one with ancient ties to the lost colony. Upon beginning his renovations of the home, however, things begin to go awry, and he becomes unhinged, having visions and slipping in and out of reality. For anyone who likes haunted house movies or ancient ghost stories from centuries past will eat this up. The gorgeous rural setting and the fine performances make it worthwhile for any fan of this genre in general, although if you are expecting a high body count and lots of gore, this is not your film. Kristofferson is such an old pro, it's a shame he's only in a few scenes, but he steals the scenes he is in. Rachel Nichols is excellent in her role as Will's concerned, supportive wife.
There are a few scares, not many however, as the film rests on the strength of the story and the performances. It's not going to make anyone yell at the screen too much. There is the typical twist at the end, which I didn't see coming, but I knew there would be some kind of twist as there usually is with films of this nature. I won't give away any spoilers, other than to say that this film will keep your attention as it is certainly worth the price of a rental on a dark, cold rainy night.