Delirium

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5.81 h 24 min201818+
A young man attempts to reach the doorstep of a legendary old house, reputed to be haunted, but when he doesn't return, the classmates who dared him must go in after him, discovering the truth about the house, and their friend's gruesome fate.
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Johnny Martin
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Mike C. ManningGriffin FreemanAugust Roads
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SuspenseHorror
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English [CC]
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Ryan PinkstonSeth Austin
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Johnny MartinDebbie Martinelli SwallowPaul MangoldGordon Calvan
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3.3 out of 5 stars

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Chris CochranReviewed in the United States on May 2, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
Hazing without the fun
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The trailer and the title sequence make up all the good aspects of this movie. I think it's best to turn it off after that. Imagine you took the haunted house story from VHS, subtracted the clever visuals, placed it inside a college hazing ritual movie, randomly de-aged the characters to a HIGH SCHOOL hazing, and then (spoiler!) pull a visual gag from the ending of The Shining. That is this movie.

I'm sure the movie made sense to the screen writer in his head.
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John PantherReviewed in the United States on May 10, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
Well made, but bad storytelling
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The movie had a decent budget, and the actors were actually professional, but the backstory for the whole movie was terrible. The writers apparently had three conflicting ideas for the "why" of the haunted house.

>>>SPOILERS<<<

First: in the opening credits we see a slow panning scene of a medical office. Then we see that a man is being murdered by a woman in a white dress. The man appears to have been preforming some kind of medical experiments on a girl, from whom he has removed something and left her dead. The camera then pans across a row of dead girls laying on the floor, the woman in whites hand reaching in to close their still open eyes. The credits scene ends with the woman in white having hung herself with the girls laying on the floor, the girl who was cut open still on the table, and the man slumped over in the background.

Second: A short "campfire" version, and then a longer version of a different story. The woman's husband built the mansion for her, and then they had 12 children. She was pregnant with the 13th, and something went wrong, and she died in childbirth (or he flat out murdered her) he went crazy and killed the other kids. Then cleaned them all up, and arranged them in the nursery as if she was telling a story. The police took pictures of this crime scene and have no idea how they died.

Third: The mother (the woman in white) possesses one of the boys, and then acts insane as she says that the main character is the Father and he tried to leave them, but she wouldn't let him.

So...which is it? Mad scientist who murdered his family preforming sick experiments? A father who went mad with grief and killed his family? Or an insane mother who killed them all to keep the family she loved together?

Then there are the ghosts. A tall gaunt man with a slashed throat, walking around glaring at the boys. Obviously not the father as the main character is supposed to be his reincarnation, and not the doctor from the opening credits since he was played by a different actor, and killed with a hammer. This man is also shown to be helping the mother carry the children in another scene. There is no mention of butlers or secret lovers or any other explanation for who he is supposed to be. In the opening credits all the children are girls, they have their eyes, and their mouths are stitch free. The child ghosts for the rest of the movie are a mix of boys and girls with no eyes, and sewn closed mouths.

The opening credits were the best part of this movie, telling the story of the house and setting a horrifying backstory in place to build on. The second story we are told has nothing to do with the opening credits, and I don't care if they didn't have CSI at the time, you can tell if someone has hanged themselves pretty easily from the wounds on the neck. Trust me I have actually written papers on this very thing! Also the woman from the opening credits wasn't pregnant, while the stories version was.

It's obvious that this movie was made by people who had a bunch of creepy, scary story ideas, but no clue how to stitch them together to properly make a good story. In conclusion, a decent budget, professional actors, terrible writing.
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D. WilliamsReviewed in the United States on May 22, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
I found it entertaining enough to watch until the end
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I enjoyed this movie for the most part. It by no means was perfect, but it kept me entertained enough to watch until the end. I always find it interesting how these kinds of movies start off with a bunch of skeptics who don't believe anything they've heard about a haunted house, yet by the time the story ends, they wish that they had listened and have paid a horrible price for not doing so. I don't think I found this movie as being so much scary, but more as being creepy and uneasy about what was going to happen in the next scenes as the boys walked through that house.
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AnonReviewed in the United States on May 12, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Surprisingly good!
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A found-footage love letter to Kubrick's The Shining with excellent production, especially art direction and sound. Based on the 1-star reviews here, I was prepared to find movie silly and/or terrible and planned to use it as background noise while I did a few things at my desk. I wound up watching most of the movie instead of doing the desk things, which is high praise. People who hate FF movies will likely hate this. Otherwise, give it a shot. If nothing else, it's pretty darned spooky.
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JeffReviewed in the United States on March 22, 2018
2.0 out of 5 stars
You Can Do Better Than This Flick.
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Summary: The movie begins with a group of friends (their are two groups, one male and one female) initiating a new member into the male group (kind of like a fraternity hazing ritual). The individual must walk down a path to a deserted house that is rumored to be haunted. The individual does not return, and after much hemming and hawing and some concerns expressed about the home (it literally drags on so long your teeth start to hurt) the males of the group go to investigate and find, for lack of a better term, their pledge. They enter the house, wander around for a very long period of time, with not much happening except some bickering a few glimpses of obviously supernatural phenomenon. At the tail end of the movie things heat up; including some hallucinations, spirit possessions, and murders. The movie ends with flashbacks of the friends engaged in typical young male behavior as the credits role.

Evaluation: This is really a tale of two movies. The movie clocked in at roughly one hour and twenty four minutes. The first sixty minutes were a complete waste of time. The final twenty minutes or so made watching the movie not so much of an exercise in impatience and frustration. The production values (cinematography/sound) were really quite good. All the actors and actresses were good. The plot and screenwriting left much to be desired. The pacing of the movie was very poorly done. The director indulged in some gratuitous weird shots and close-ups that were meant to be spooky but came across as silly. Whoever created the soundtrack had a way to much fun with music boxes and synthesizer in an attempt to create even more attempted spookiness. At one point there was an extended scene in which an electronic sound, made to resemble some kind of electronic version of a muffled and drawn out heartbeat, was superimposed over a woman singing unintelligible nonsense. It was corny and stupid, which about sums up the movies musical score. The end of the movie was predictable, and used tropes from a number of different movies, including the famous shot of a photograph from "The Shining" at the end of that movie. The movie obviously had a decent budget, decent cast, and a decent crew but it ended up being a hot mess; which I place at the feet of the director and producer. The cast had literally garbage material to work with and yet they almost, almost, were able to pull the movie off.

Guide: Some cursing and some hints of nudity (e.g. the reflection of a nude woman in a steamed up mirror in a bathroom). Mild graphic violence, not anything you wouldn't see on a network broadcast. Safe for young teens and up, though I imagine any intelligent teen worth his or her salt will end up paying most of their attention to their smartphone while the movie plays.

Recommendation: The first 60 minutes of the movie is definitely a two star experience. The final 20 minutes are barely a three star, for an average of 2.5 stars. DO NOT pay to watch this movie. Wait for it to come out on free streaming. Don't select this movie to watch with friends unless you are in the mood to be ridiculed. Your best bet is to watch this alone, while you are doing things like washing dishes or doing laundry, simply want something on in the background, and can keep one eye or ear on the movie.
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MuffinReviewed in the United States on February 18, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Movie Okay - Title Sequence Excellent
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The movie was nothing new. Strictly typical and something to pass the time. The opening title sequence however was awesome. I've seen the effect many times, but whoever crafted that deserves kudos. If you are into filmmaking I would forward to the opening titles which occur after the first scene. Definitely worth a look.
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KarenReviewed in the United States on January 30, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
3 stars
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Well this was ok but mostly what you see is a bunch of guys arguing about everything! Not an edge of your seat movie...
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Honest ABEReviewed in the United States on May 15, 2018
2.0 out of 5 stars
Cover and Title misled me
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Watched it all the way through. Horror movies are just very fascinating. The title, and the cover fooled me. Great advertising. However, I just can't get to review this movie with more than two stars. Wish it was better.
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