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Horror Movie Bingo, but still enjoyable, extremely well filmed
on September 6, 2016
You could play horror movie bingo with this movie. Perfect, white family. Obsessed Father. Weird, potentially occult-connected child. Murder House. Sheriff telling family to get out of town. Weird artifact in attic. Jump Scares. Found footage. The works! However it was still very enjoyable and genuinely creepy and scary. My biggest criticisms are that the main villain design is not very scary, and of course the lack of originality.
But this movie is SO well filmed. Some of the camera angles are outstanding, many scenes are shot without a cut, which really brings you into the movie. Sound design is outstanding, lots of realistic atmospheric creaking..great creepy soundtrack. Fantastic acting by every single cast member. Great writing. So despite the formulaic movie, it's executed so well I can't complain. It's like having a particularly good Hamburger. Sure you've had a million before, but this one was made super well.