- why was that movie approved when the story has been retold so many time?
- why is the acting wooden and unnatural?
- who wrote those dialogues?
- was that movie supposed to be .. scary?
and also ...
To elaborate .. the story is very predictable and very, very old. Dysfunctional couple (of course, they need to have a baby, because .. you always decide to have a baby with a partner you feel estranged with) - very odd way to move to a new home (with approval on a posted notice?!) - the couple DOES NOT TALK TO EACH OTHER - one of the main tropes of such movies. A real couple communicates - those two .. dont! Usually movies that skip time allow for chemistry to develop, so that the viewer at least believes that they socialize in the time that is not shown. Here ... they just drop one liners.
The only "chemistry" they have .. or that is supposed to show that they have is the sex they have early in the movie.
Much of the acting is bad - just bad. Wooden expressions, emotionless dialogue. Also, what they talk about just sounds fake - as in .. no normal couple speaks like that.
There are no real scares. And how could there be? There is no suspense. There cannot be suspense because there is nothing, no one to care for. The protagonist is just an empty shell, the husband a moron .. who should the audience feel with them?