26 March 2016 | Zbigniew_Krycsiwiki
I didn't mind this movie.
This is nothing special, but it also isn't as bad as some reviews here have said. The primary settings, the house and surrounding forest areas, provided a bit of atmospherics, and were competently filmed, it doesn't sink to unwatchable shaky cam, and/ or deep green or yellow colour tinting and frantic editing. The characters are at least somewhat likable. The acting, while not Oscar worthy, is tolerable at worst, decent at best. The screen writing was all over the place, sometimes clichéd, sometimes melodramatic, sometimes inspired, as it tells its fairy tale- like story of a mythical witch/ ghost going after the group of teenagers who vandalised her creepy house in the woods.
The characters are just that: characters, who have a bit of depth to them, not just empty, meaningless cyphers who exist merely to be killed. They are not repulsive imbeciles present in far too many of these low budget horrors, and Julie (Jess Adams) is gorgeous, but her character disappears for too long. I'm going to look for more of her films now.
If some editing had been done, this might have been a decent little B- movie, but as it is, it's a marginally talented cast and crew working with a ridiculously over long screenplay, and variable effects work, and ending up with a watchable but unmemorable horror.