Last year, between the two of us, we watched an average of 317 movies.
This year our goal is to top that by watching at least one a day.
And as an extra special torture, we've decided to write about all of them.

07 May 2008

The Attic, dir. Mary Lambert (2008)

NIKKI says:
It looked like it could have been a nice little gothic thriller. A girl moves into a new house with her parents and think she has a twin sister living in the attic. It's all very M.R. James. But instead of offering creeps and ghost-y scares, this one provides only boredom.

There's really nothing to say about it. You'll guess the ending before you get there and it won't mean much that you do. I also felt, from the very start, that this one was off-key -- as in, you know how there's a beat to a scare? Set it up, give us a fake scare (cat jumping, window slamming, tree rustling), let us calm down, then... one, two, three, REAL SCARE. This tried to scare us like that, but seemed about three beats off where it needed to be.

So without good thrills, without a decent script, and with actors who should fucking not need to pay rent this bad (John Savage?!?!?), it makes for a gigantic mess.


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