Leigh Whannell and James Wan the makers of the "SAW" movies and the "Paranormal Activity" movies give us a new ghost film. Those of you who know me, know I don't scare easily. I don't flinch at "The Exorcist" I yawned at "Paranormal Activity". But this movie scared me. Very few movies scare me. Among those are "Ju-On", "Ju-On 2" and "Gothika".
I had to do some research because most American movies are NOT scary. The Japanese or Korean films are very scary, I just knew this had to be a re-make. However, it isn't. I think the American filmmakers are taking notice of the Asian Horror film style.
It started out slow, and I thought, Oh boy this is going to suck. But about 20 to 30 minutes into the movie it really picks up.
Part of what made it work I believe was the low budget. Don't get me wrong, you can't tell it is low budget, but even the creators said they think it worked in their favor. No frills, just honest to goodness terror.
I was glad I wasn't alone in that theater. Usually during the week no one is home to go to the theater in the middle of the day, but there were 6 of us. And they had this movie in an upstairs back theater, sheesh!