‘Jack Goes Home’ Starring Rory Culkin Is An Inconsequential Horror Movie [Review]

When a pretentious movie directly calls out its own pretensions, should the audience give a damn? That’s the question haunting “Jack Goes Home,” the new film from Thomas Dekker, an overlong and high-minded horror movie that doesn’t get to be a fucking horror movie until we’re done slogging through its first hour. If the obvious needs to be pointed out, that question is neither posed by the story nor intended by the storyteller, who concerns himself in earnest with ideas tied to death, family, and norms of grieving.

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