The opening of the film sets the pace (or lack of rather) for what's coming! If you find the stair scene somewhat exciting then by all means, keep watching, but be aware - this is as 'spooky' as it gets. It is all dragged out and without suspense, no jump scenes - though they do try their hardest, a bit too hard.. it just falls flat. This movie is completely non-convincing (both acting and script). The twist is OK but they could've done so much more with it. Stiles make a bad movie worse by just walking around yelling in the end, for what feels like forever. When you are forced to turn down the volume on a scary movie then there is something very wrong! Do yourself a favour and watch something else. My (generous) rating: 3/10. This is simply a weekend filler and make sure to save it for days when there is absolutely nothing else, and I mean NOTHING else, left to watch.
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Out of the Dark (2014)
Out of the Dark is a movie starring Julia Stiles, Scott Speedman, and Stephen Rea. A couple and their daughter move to Colombia to take over a family manufacturing plant, only to realize their new home is haunted.
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The Synopsis for Out of the Dark (2014) 720p
A young family moves to South America as the wife takes over her father's manufacturing plant in the area. They soon find themselves haunted by the ghosts of young children, leading them to a dark history and sinister behavior on the part of an American company.
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The Reviews for Out of the Dark (2014) 720p
Don't bother!Reviewed bypixiekattenVote: 3/10
I think that some movie creators really believe that if they put the word "dark" in the title it'll automatically be scary.
This was one very generic ghost story.
Let's look at the typical ghost story formula (the rest MAY be considered a spoiler so avert thy eyes now if you don't want this movie to potentially be ruined).
1.) someone killed in an unjust manner.
2.) unjustly killed has a ghost that terrorizes.
3.) character being terrorized finds out the history/true story behind the unjust death.
4.) ghost is placated or subdued due to the discovery.
The jump scares, spooky music and ominous setting is all there for setting the mood. If this is your first ghost movie go-round then maybe you were impressed; as for me, SMH.
As a Horror fan, the ghost-story and haunting sub-genre has always been my favourite. As a general cinema fan, Julia Stiles has been one of my favourite actresses since 10 Things I hate About You. And then we have the privilege of a child actress taking her first steps in what might become a long and successful career! What could possibly go wrong? The answer is everything else.
Yes, the acting is decent, though I would really like to see Stiles starring as a main character in a Horror film. When your favourite actors aren't usually taking part in films from your favourite genre, it's frustrating at times. Yes, little Pixie Davies is everything a passive child victim is cut out to be in such films - innocent, adorable and helpless. Here ends anything really positive I have to say.
While I can't think of an example for this story being used before, it doesn't feel original or innovative, and doesn't really keep you on edge guessing till the end. The ghosts are simply not scary. The "jump scares" are predictable and ineffective, and that's really saying something, since as we all know well thought off and finely designed jump=scares work even when you're expecting them (how could a film mess up the cheapest horror trick of the 21st century?). I actually found myself bored towards the second half of the film. Me? Bored in a horror film? Never happens. Honestly. Never.
I can't stress how much I wanted to be able to give a good review. Getting Julia Stiles in a ghost-story was a dream come true. But the dream turned into a nightmare, and not in a good horror kind of way. I'm painfully disappointed. Then again, my disappointment is probably due to my high expectations. If you watch this with no expectations whatsoever - you will probably enjoy it. It's good for a few scares, especially for people who aren't usual horror viewers. But personally and subjectively - ugh, what a let down...