Age is already going to work on this gnarled, haunted freak. Fitting that its "secret" premiere was after a screening of THE SHINING. It feels like a similar "not quite" in its director's oeuvre, but it's spellbinding for long stretches. One to return to frequently. (THE SHINING is far from my favorite Kubrick film, but it's my most watched.)
Hilarious that Mike De Luca took sole writing credit on this and released it while he was head of the studio. He should have lied and said it was written by a teenager he knew. Would have been more believable and less embarrassing. Another script unworthy of the Carpenter treatment...sigh. Full disclosure: I've seen this dumb thing like four times.