To steal a quote from a friend - definitely the best PG-13 horror movie I've ever seen! Arguably now on the list of best horror films of all time...in my book. It scared the sh*t out of me, and I wasn't expecting that. It goes back to horror basics, giving you that certain eery vibe which, for me, only goes back to old-school horror flicks. It also has a modern feel to it, which amps up the energy level quite a bit more than those older movies. The plot, in my opinion, is genius. A family move into a new home, one of their children falls into what they believe is a coma (after falling off a ladder), but doctor's can't understand why he's in the coma, as all his tests are completely normal. Come to find out, he has out of body experiences at night and has ventured too far into other worlds, and his spritual body has now gotten lost and trapped in a place called, 'The Further.' This other world can only be described as hellish, and there's no way out, as countless other malevolent dead humans are roaming around with him in the darkness. Meanwhile, the beings from this other place are starting to find their way into the home that the family lives in and demanding that they want the physical body of the boy in the "coma." You've gotta watch this one with the lights out.
I expected this movie to go one way, and it went the total opposite! I was thinking it was going to be about a creature that accidentally gets released and leashes havoc, but no...it was about a half animal/half human which is created and then nurtured by two scientists, one that wishes to take care of it and one that doesn't. We then see the life of this girl/animal progress through childhood into adulthood and the impact her creation has on not only herself but her creators. Really makes you feel deep empathy for the creature, instead of being terrified of her, like I was expecting. It was a good twist for me, and I really enjoyed it. Makes you think, and there's also quite a few gross out moments.
This film is pure artistic genius. Everything about it...the plot, the characters, the flow, the cinematography, everything was spot on. This is one that stands out above the majority of crappy movies that have come out lately, and I think will have cult classic status eventually. If you're in the mood for something different, edgy, artsy, and a movie that will give you shivers because it's so good...you should see 'Ink' for sure.