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September 23, 2017
Rebecca Hall gives a strong performance but it is sadly outweighed by by an unremarkable story with disappointing "secrets".
½ September 18, 2017
Solid Gothic horror.
September 3, 2017
A slow burn, with some good scares
June 7, 2017
The characters, actors and chemistry between them are all hypnotizing - as is the cinematography. However, big reveals and 180 turns mid-movie are only effective when you've dropped hints and given the viewer a chance to become suspicious of the setup and story. This movie just completely changes its mind midway. The ending is simply not set up well at all. But I would watch it again, purely for the actors. They are all amazing.
May 6, 2017
Beautiful cinematography. A twisted ghost hunting/haunting story with typical tropes.
April 17, 2017
the entire story was pretty dull and boring.
I couldn't expect last twist though
April 17, 2017
the movie itself is pretty dull and boring. the last twist is good tho.
½ March 25, 2017
A true ghost story. Well done. If you liked "The Others" you will enjoy this as well.
½ March 4, 2017
Filme interessante com uma reviravolta um tanto inesperada no final.
January 18, 2017
Not scary. Not that complex either. Well acted and presented though.
January 5, 2017
Great start and execution. Very well acted and good soundtrack. It suffered a very lame ending/plot twist.
January 2, 2017
It's good movie to watch
Super Reviewer
November 24, 2016
Despite a promising beginning and a solid art direction, this conventional ghost story never goes beyond its clearly derivative narrative - which, among many deficiencies, tries to be clever with a lame (and unnecessary) twist but is only convoluted and obvious.
November 19, 2016
A pretty good ghost story up until the first twist. It was a good surprise, but then there were a few more that felt unnecessary. It could have been 20 minutes shorter with a satisfying ending but it tried to do too much.
November 6, 2016
Siuk sudah awalnya then endingnya palui! Rupanya si Tom atu hantu and rumah atu rumahnya sendiri masa ia damit.
October 25, 2016
Creepy chills. The cliches are well managed, and there's a reasonable twist, but a decent dose of reality would have been both a more original and satisfying ending.
October 20, 2016
A fantastic ghost story!
½ October 14, 2016
Great scary movie with an interesting story.
October 14, 2016
Beautiful setting and atmosphere. Florence is an incredibly likeable lead character - intelligent, strong-willed, and with good emotional depth that becomes more evident as time passes. She made this film compelling even in more slowly paced scenes. This isn't a terrifying movie, but it is pleasantly spooky and the fairly slow build had a great and thrilling payoff.
October 11, 2016
I'm not so sure that the plot twist works beyond the moment it's delivered, but this is an elegant haunted house tale that harkens back to the classics, like Lewis Allen's THE UNINVITED and Peter Medak's THE CHANGELING.

This is also a very complex portrait of a woman struggling with control. She's trapped by fear and unbelief, and in the end we don't get closure, but we're happy that she did.
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