I am trapped in this self made prison that is Shudder's "leaving soon" category. Faced with this abstract notion that I might miss out on something grand I have been hunkering down to watch all of the films that will be leaving the service sometime soon much to the detriment of my social life, schooling, and job. I can feel Shudder's grip tightening around my throat. But this film does have a cool font on the poster, right?
Ya know I thought this film was gonna be about like killer insects or birds or some other type of creature that uses a nest but apparently I confused this with another filmed called The Nest. Life is a confusing mess of loneliness and disappointment.
Wait whut? No this is a haunted house movie and I actually liked it quite a bit. It doesn't feel like your normal haunted house type film which I really appreciated. Like you can see the beginnings of a lot of the tropes we usually see in these type of films but they play out differently.
A lot of it takes place during the day and while inanimate objects move they usually aren't to frighten or startle but actually help our main character. Also to talk about the third act (while trying to not spoil anything) there isn't really a villain or as Buffy would call it a "big bad" that our main character would have to defeat.
There's a solid mystery yet surprisingly enough it's not even that much of a struggle for our main character to get answers. Everything is revealed with little opposition. Now for a lot this may seem anti-climactic or un-eventful but honestly it was a nice change of pace from the regular old haunted house standards.
The film does a fine job of keeping your interest and it's not completely devoid of conflict or urgency. I've stated it countless times but if you watch a ton of movies you can't help but appreciate something that might seem familiar but chooses to present itself quite differently.
It's a completely enjoyable watch even if the lead is kinda over the top in her reactions. For real she screams and cries so loud to the point that it's almost obnoxious. Like I'm sorry for you spooky house plight lady but sometimes you need to shut the fuck up.
Yellow and bone palette inspired by Van Gogh’s ‘Skull’ paintings for Mordeo 102. Definitely something @stumblesteve , @courtneyporteroninsta and I planned from the get go, totally not something we noticed after the fact. We swear.💀💛