a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…
Once upon a time, there were two little girls who lived in a house.
Publisher Will Atenton (Daniel Craig) quits a lucrative job in New York to relocate his wife, Libby (Rachel Weisz), and their daughters to a quaint town in New England. As they settle into their home, however, the Atentons discover that a woman and her children were murdered there, and the surviving husband is the town's prime suspect. With help from a neighbor (Naomi Watts) who was close to the murdered family, Will pieces together a horrifying chain of events.
Unsurprisingly, during Dream House, you would have caught me yawning most of the way through it. In fact, watching me dream would have been less tiresome!
This is not an invitation to watch me sleep. You weirdo.
It showed promise, but came completely apart after the second act. A great cast, completely wasted. It's not director Jim Sheridan's fault. The producer changed the film completely, and Sheridan even tried to take them to court to make it a 'Smithee' film. He lost, but the cast stood by him and refused to promote the movie.
What could have been a solid psychological thriller is unfortunately crippled by a weak script, a punishing slow pace and an overdone haunting atmosphere that is never subtle enough to be scary. The puzzle-like narrative could have done with a few more unpredictable turns, but the rest of the narrative can ever match the initial twist. The talented cast, headlined by Daniel Craig, lift it from the rubble, but fail to truly revive it from what seems to be an over elaborate B-movie.
This bluray has been sitting on my shelf untouched for almost three years, and now I know why. Essentially, it rips off Shutter Island, The Others, The Sixth Sense... the list just goes on. The lack of originality runs rampant throughout the whole film, and the more I watched, the more the four films started to merge together.
Not even James Blonde could make me enjoy this atomic bomb. An actor I used to adore for some reason, he seems so wooden and uninspired. It's Daniel Craig as Daniel Craig- the mumbling British man who lives next door. He used to be cool, he could enchant you with stories of his glory days, but his typecasting is probably going to…
For a long time I've mistaken this movie by chinese "Dream Home", one of the most visceral and gory horror movies I've seen, a favorite. The resemblance is only left for the title though, I always knew this american one was something closer to a haunting story than the sheer massacre from the chinese movie.
Now I think it'll be easier to spot the different, because Dream Home is a movie to remember with all its crazy over the top violence, while Dream House is a movie to forget, with all its cliché and plot twist. The unfolding of the story happened without any climax, and most of it is quite predictable, a shame since the movie relies on that.…
Director, Jim Sheridan, made his career with thoughtful fact-based character studies yet in recent years he has taken to dabbling in genre cinema. From the ill judged 50 Cent starring, Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ to this twisting and inept psychological thriller, it clearly shows Sheridan is best when he tackles more heartfelt projects. In fairness to Sheridan the problem lies less with him and more with the production company this time around. He was frozen out editing the film with Morgan Creek re-cutting it themselves and releasing a trailer that completely ruins the movie in the process.
As a psychological horror it utterly fails to convince with half-arsed scares and an inability to build mood. As a character study…
I was intrigued for the first 45-50 minutes up until the big twist (which I found slightly unexpected). But after that the film turns into a slow bore fest that doesn't do anything interesting with the twist. Then the ending is very convoluted, too many twists and revelations in a short amount of time that turn the movie into a mess. I never saw a trailer to this movie (reviewers like Jeremy Jahns and Chris Stuckmann said to avoid doing so) so I went in blind, and unfortunately it was a waste of time, a waste of talent and a waste of a premise.
Where was Daniel Craig's character from?
I assumed this was a horror...the most horrifying thing about this film is that 21 people on here have deemed this a 5 star movie!
Imagine going from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo to making this... Yeah neither can I but here it is
I mean it wasn't terrible, also anything with Naomi Watts is worth watching.
i worked out the end of this like, twenty minutes in? there's plenty of good films on netflix and alas this is what we chose to watch
So very not good. A blithering prat of a film.
Hmm..... one of those films my dad would be totally confused about.... time lapses and imaginary scenes, inconsistencies etc. I liked it though, in a way...... can it be all bad if Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Naomi Watts are in it?
Horror movies are by far my favorite thing, so I've decided to make a list with all the ones I…