Friday, April 17, 2015

HAUNT

 Haunt Movie Review

Evan (Harrison Gilbertson) and his new neighbor/girlfriend Sam (Liana Liberato) explore the supernatural in the house Evan and his family just purchased. This movie really doesn't bring anything to the table we haven't seen dozens of times before--it is a slow burn build, complete with ghostly figures appearing as a scene closes (for no apparent reason other than to remind you there are ghosts in the house)...

like this one

...and a visit to the one person in the world with all the answers, all leading to a scare-packed ending that includes a little twist. Not that this is a bad formula--it's just one that has been overdone at this point. The characters in this film are actually fairly likable (yes, even the teens), which adds to the enjoyment of the film. For the most part the ghosts are effective in their appearance. As an added bonus, fans of the 1980s will be pleased to see Ione Skye of Say Anything fame show up in this film. One thing to know going into a film like this is that you have to have the patience to sit through at least forty-five minutes of seemingly nothing happening before you see the story really unfold. This movie does a decent job with this, and it's a fair movie all around, but it is nothing I would go out of my way to see again.

On A Scale Of One To Ten: 6

Haunt Movie Trailer

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