A prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family that reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.
An American nanny is shocked that her new English family's boy is actually a life-sized doll. After she violates a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive.
A man called Paul is working after hours and is murdered by a supernatural entity in the shadow. When his son, the boy Martin, is frightened by the same creature, he sees his mother Sophie talking to an imaginary friend called Diana in the shadow of her room. Martin does not sleep anymore during the night. His older step sister Rebecca who lives alone is summoned by the social assistant. She brings Martin home and recalls her own experience with Diana years ago when she was young. Rebecca and her boyfriend Bret investigate the connection of Sophie with Diana and come up to a scary revelation about their past. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This is what horror films should be like - focused on the scares, has really effective jump scares, even a few humor thrown in, and a not complicated story line that is very easy to follow.
This is very much a very "popcorn horror movie" where it delivers the right scares & thrills. Maybe it was a little too short, but that's okay compared to long horror movies that don't really work.
I found myself jumping/shouting/screaming a couple of times watching this in the movie theater and I assure you it was not because I just wanted to do it or due to the influence of peer pressure of everyone in the theater also jumping. And it has also impact beyond that, because you'd be thinking about this movie when you get home and you have to turn off the lights.
It's a very entertaining horror film and in my opinion, what horror films should be like (especially PG-13 horror films). "PG-13 horror films" can indeed be very effective in the right circumstances. Those people who are saying this is "only scary" because of the "jump scares" don't understand effective jump scares when they see them.
So bring your friends along with you and watch this in the cinema and you'll be surprised.
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