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This movie was boring and stupid. Don’t waste your life away watching it
The Abandoned isn't short on effective atmosphere and there are some thought-provoking ideas somewhere under the surface, but between the dizzying camerawork, a not particularly interesting lead character, and an inability to handle the philosophy it's trying so hard to present, The Abandoned never takes off enough to warrant a recommendation.
Some clever ideas in certain parts of the movie, particularly towards the end, but unfortunately bad dialogue and plotting still make it feel like a waste of time.
the potential was there but was executed horribly . the movie will leave you asking yourself "why?" as in why did I waste an hour watching this.
Marie (Anastasia Hille) motivated to check childhood property home back in Russia with dark revelations in regarding her birth parents.
Another garbage horror movie that goes for dingy sadistic atmosphere with a big dollop of gratuitous nudity and gore. Anyone who has Netflixed and chilled at least once can see the lazy gimmick "surprise". Are these kinds of dark films popular in Eastern Europe/Russia? Or do all low-budget film makers fantasize about farmhouses and old women in shawls like this? Garbage.
Genuinely keeps you intrigued while putting you in some awfully compromising situations. With the combination of the unique story-line and an ambiance of an abandoned island occupied with a decrepit unlit farmhouse, anyone who deems this unworthy should probably stop watching horror movies.
Nothing new for this B horror flick. Had some scares but the story was weak.
The Abandoned is an atmospheric horror film that gets under your skin early with intrigue, however there really is no pay-off for what's going on and more importantly, little of it makes any sense by the ending. Having seen the director's controversial previous short film, Aftermath, I expected to see some pretty wild stuff, but apart from a few jump-scare moments, there really isn't much to see here. The story is incredibly flimsy; a woman goes to Russia upon learning she has an inheritance and the rest of the film is literally her being stuck in this haunted location trying to figure out why she's seeing doppelganger ghosts of herself and the brother she didn't know she had. The ghosts offer a neat spin because they act as stigmata where however they try to harm them, they are actually harming themselves too, which provides some much-needed tension for how to overcome their adversaries. The house itself constantly flips between past and present to slowly reveal the mystery of what happened to them as children, but again, none of it really amounts to much and I became disinterested quick. The ending is pretty grim and there's a pretty disgusting scene involving some pigs, but apart from that, there is nothing to recommend here and this honestly should've went straight-to-dvd. The poster is also complete nonsense: nothing in this movie has anything to do with a doll.
Spends far to much time on the set up that it forgets to add a viable story.