This has been a movie sitting on my list of "too watch" for some time now, I have been avoiding it, because as the trailer made it look like it could be very good, it also was a trailer, that made me think. It could also turn out not so good. Also the price of 7 bucks to rent it, a little high. Either way, with my list getting a bit short, I decided to give it a watch this weekend.
Overall from the get go, this is a pretty good movie, it is pretty well acted, the atmosphere and story are pretty original and fun. The story wraps up pretty clean and nice at the end, and overall it was a positive horror experience.
What I didn't like about it, is that it can be rather dry at some points, also the depth of the daughter and mother, become pretty flat and redundant over the course of the movie, It hammers home a little to much on the nose that they are both going through a transformation.
The other gripe I have, is much of the background information, which supports the premise, is given rather slap dash, and hastily, which in my opinion, kind of degrades the impact of mystery, which adds to the supernatural depth. For an easier example of what I mean, When a deep paranormal danger can be discovered, or appear to be pieced together from an evening on a basic search engine, it feels too easy. and "Oh! yeah! My grandmum dealt with one of those back in the old country!" if you follow me.
All and All, as horror movies go, its pretty good, I would watch it again, not for 7 bucks though. Even though some of the supporting information for the story was lazily given, its over all theme, and story, is interesting. There were many times in this movie, that made me think of the movie Lights Out, but this was because of style more so then actual story similarities.
If you are looking for something scary to watch on a night in, I wouldn't say that this would be my first choice, but it would certainly fit as a "if we cant find something better, lets watch this." take that as you will.