Dir. by: Ole Bornedal
Starring: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Natasha Calis, Kyra Sedgwick
Released: Aug. 31, 2012
Winters and I watched this movie a couple of years ago, before we ever decided to start a blog or Facebook page. We found it amusing because Jeffrey Dean Morgan couldn’t wrap it all up in an hour (given that he’s the one and only John Winchester), but that’s neither here nor there. Here’s what I thought of the movie.
What’s it about?
Clyde (Morgan) and Stephanie (Sedgwick) divorced a few months previously and are still trying to sort out their living situations. Their two daughters, Hannah (Madison Davenport) and Emily (Calis), live with their mother, but stay with their father on weekends. Clyde picks up his daughters for the weekend and they stop at a yard sale on the way home. Here, Emily finds an old, ornately carved box that she just has to have. She becomes obsessed with this box until she finally finds a way to open it. What the box unleashes, nobody is prepared for.
What did I think?
This movie is well acted and well shot, but the substance within in the plot falls short.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan has a knack for supernatural roles (ha, get it?). He has great reactions and is believable. Natasha Calis is really creepy when she needs to be. I got chills, seriously. Creepy children are the scariest.
The shots are stunning. The special effects are scary and well done. It definitely leaves images in your mind that are hard to get out when you’re trying to sleep at night.
The plot fell short in a lot of ways, especially in the ending. I really want to tell you more than this, but I don’t want to spoil it.
Do I recommend it?
Don’t spend too much money on it, but it’s worth a watch, I think. See it for yourself and let us know what you think in the comments below!