Sunday, May 3, 2015


 A Haunting At Silver Falls Movie Review

Following the death of her father, Jordan (Alix Elizabeth Gitter) is sent to live with relatives in Silver Falls. Once there, she sees the ghost of a murdered girl and discovers the town is hiding some dark secrets. This film, to me, was largely a pint of Stir Of Echoes with a shot of The Ring and a dash of Hot Fuzz and The Stepford Wives thrown in, but, somehow, it works. The acting is nothing spectacular, yet nothing terrible, with Tara Westwood turning in the best performance as the chilling Anne Sanders. One face you will likely recognize is Erick Avari (The Mummy, a million other things), and he does his usual good job. This film was shot on a fairly small budget, but the look, feel, and special effects are decent for what they had to work with. The ghosts are somewhat scary here, though some of the movements and actions of them are a bit silly. The movie starts off pretty slow, but if you can stick it out, it does pick up and shift directions a couple times along the way. My major complaint about this movie is that it leaves SO MANY questions unanswered. It's possible this was done to leave an opening for a sequel, but unfortunately, it instead leaves this movie flat in that area--this ordinarily wouldn't be a major deal, but the stuff left unanswered, unlike in so many other films, was actually interesting and could have resulted in so much more. As it is, these unanswered questions only harm this movie, leaving it just a few steps above average--this is still more than I was expecting from this film, so I was ultimately left pleasantly surprised.

On A Scale Of One To Ten: 7

A Haunting At Silver Falls Movie Trailer

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