This is a post that is a repurposing of an old-school Mini-Review Round-Up post. As stated here I am essentially done with running multi-film review posts. Each film deserves its own review. Therefore I will repost, and at times add to, old reviews periodically. Enjoy!
John Carpenter’s latest film goes inside a pysch ward and tries to unravel why its newest inmate is there.
There are portions of this film which are tremendously effective and as a whole I think this is a very good film. The tension builds and is maintained throughout mostly thanks to the very good cast that is assembled in this film. This is so rare in a horror film that it truly is a sight to behold. The film also incorporates a twist which is not wholly inorganic and does elevate the film and answers a few of the elusive questions it had posed throughout.
8/10 seems a little high… While I enjoyed the atmosphere, the acting from Heard and a lot of the other characters was too shallow and the script was incredibly cliche. I’d give it a… 5.2/10.