As someone who knows a lot of people who worked on this movie, and as someone who is from the area it was filmed in, I really wanted to like this film. Unfortunately, it only succeeds in some areas. Long story short, this movie is interminably boring. I understand that psychological horror movies require patience (believe me, they're my favorite kind of horror movie), but this one wears mine thin. While it succeeds at occasionally being a little creepy, mostly it's just long scene after long scene building up to a climax that will most likely make you say 'Huh?' more than 'Oh my god!'. It honestly is just not the least bit scary.
Trying to show it from the child main character's perspective was a good move, but they really didn't have enough story here for the actors or editor to work with. The acting, by the way, is actually not that bad, and special attention should be paid to the grandparents of our protagonist, both of whom are actually pretty good. Tara Reid and Faust Checo are both forgettable as his neglectful parents and Brian Anthony Wilson is not too bad for the short time he's on screen. That being said, nothing can make up for just the sheer boredom that this movie creates, and the ending shot with the CG stick flying into the camera is laughable. I'll give this 2.5 stars (and that's being generous!) because it's heart is in the right place and it has good aspects to it, but overall this thriller leaves a lot to be desired.