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     Tuesday, April 21 2009 @ 07:06 PM EDT
    I watched this movie on Chiller. For once a horror movie with a good backstory that doesn't involved torture/or torture porn or real gross outs. Yes, there's some blood and a hatchet to the head but this story is really creepy and the tension builds.

    The surprising thing is that there are surprises in this story and not just people getting killed or tortured as in junk like SAW and HOSTEL, not that those don't have some small merits but really, the resulting genre is not horror but a new side effect called torture or "horrible" but I guess horror is horrible things happening and to be honest, HOSTEL and SAW are really scary in that they are MORE possible as opposed to vampires, werewolves, vengeful ghosts, demons etc.

    Anyway I digress from the movie at hand. It has a mythology or rather it comes from mythology and has a great setting and set up that we've not seen in other movies. Still, even so, it reminded me of POLTERGEIST in some way: the little kid is curious about the other world which then takes him or her or makes him or her sick while ghosts can turn into demons if they are not heeded or heard or given their justice...

    Unfortunately, I didn't get to really fully see the last 15 minutes of the movie as I would have liked to but from the first hour and 45 minutes and from what I saw of the ending, the acting, cinemotagraphy, camera work, and script were all well done IMO. And for once, I didn't feel like throwing up after watching a horror movie (if this is really a horror movie, it could be called more a fantasy really).

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