Kai Koss (Kristoffer Joner) returns home after nineteen years to inherit the home his abusive mother left him when she died. Once there he is subject to painful flashbacks and a presence in the house that is terrifying. This Norwegian Horrorfest film (English title: Hidden) reminds me a lot of a Japanese horror: a slow build with tons of clues dropped on you throughout, all leading to a good ending--this is how it is supposed to go at least. Unlike some of the better Japanese films, this one struggles in keeping your attention while slowly building the story.
I actually almost fell asleep a couple times in the first hour and had to pause the movie to make a cup of coffee to make it through the rest. The ending, while not great, is pretty interesting and does leave you thinking about what you just saw. The film is not overly violent or gory but there are a couple decent death scenes. I would actually tend to call this one more a psychological thriller than a horror film. I have a feeling this one may be better the second time around, but for now it is just an average movie.
On A Scale Of One To Ten: 5