Written by: Leigh Whannel
Directed by: James Wan
Starring: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye, and many others who are not main castings.
The story of this film bases around a family who are in search of help for their son, Dalton, who fell into a coma after an accident in the attic of the new home which the family have moved into.
This film is the first film on the “Netflix October Horror Calendar”, (1st October 2022), and it did not disappoint. These paranormal/ horror/ jump scare style films are what I enjoy watching when I decided to watch a horror film.
It gripped me into wanting to watch the series of the film franchise, and that is what I plan to do, after I have finished this horror calendar month.
Although the story to this film may be similar to other horror films, particularly Poltergeist, it also adds its own twist to the franchise, and is a great horror to sit and enjoy! There are not many horror films I have watched which have gripped me, but this one definitely has as it has fresh elements added which don’t seem to be predictable, and to me that is what a horror film is supposed to be – suspenseful, on the end of your seat experiences, and jump scares which there were a good few scattered across this film.
The acting, the music and the sounds for suspense moments were all great and definitely adds to this film being good! The casting to this film was great, and I enjoy watching Rose Bryne usually in comedy films, but to see her playing a more serious role within this film makes her an even better actress who seems to take her role in this horror franchise seriously. Patrick Wilson is also great in this franchise too, and it’s great to see him in a role different to being a Paranormal expert as I know him to be in The Conjuring.
The overall atmosphere of the film gave me chills, and I enjoyed it very much. I am very much looking forward to watching the second and third installments of this film series.
I rate this film 5 stars