Sam Rockwell) whose recently lost his job, then there is Amy (Rosemarie DeWitt) his stay at home wife and struggling author, followed by their oldest daughter Kendra (Saxon Sharbino) who is your stereotypical teen girl who hates where the family is forced to move, then there is Griffin (Kyle Catlett) their son who is afraid of everything, and last but surely not least is Maddie (Kennedi Clements) who talks to imaginary friends.
Gil Kenan, assuming his audience is about to get up and leave, then throws the film into overdrive. While the parents are out at a dinner party the house goes into complete horror attack mode; Griffin is jumped by an evil clown doll, Kendra is attacked by a corpse that bubbles up out of the floor in the basement, and then Griffin is yanked out of the house by an evil CGI tree. The director basically grabbed cool elements from the original film and then crammed them altogether at the thirty minute mark, with barely the briefest of set-ups.
Jared Harris, but who was apparently told to do Father Merrin from The Exorcist by way of Quint in Jaws.
I do look forward to that clown doll teaming up with Annabelle.Stray Thoughts:
• Who buys a house after getting laid off?
• Griffin finds a human bone while digging in the yard. So people here were buried without coffins?
• Whenever an adult experiences a paranormal terror event they keep it to themselves, even though they are trying to figure out what’s going on and shared information may be a good idea.
• Griffin finds a hidden closet full of creepy clown dolls. We never find out why they were there or who owned them, all we get is “People collect weird stuff” from the dad as an explanation.
• Trees smashing through windows and hauling out a screaming kid does not attract attention from the neighbours.
• The house exploding in a column of light, as if someone opened the Ark of the Covenant, also brings no notice from the neighbours.