Watched Aug 10, 2012
I'm pretty good at tempering my expectations, so while I was looking forward to Bustillo and Maury's follow-up to Inside, I knew it probably wouldn't be as good.
And it's not.
The first half of the film is an incredibly effective haunted house movie with a pretty standard set up of a young nurse who's put in charge of caring for an old lady in a creepy house. It looks great and has mad atmosphere and there's a couple of references that horror fans will pick up on. Cool, I'm with it.
Then, at the halfway mark, the film delves into the backstory of the old lady, and everything goes to shit. It seems that the filmmakers just had a list of things they thought would look cool and haphazardly traipse them across the screen. I don't need movies to make sense or to explain what is going on, but if we're going for a surreal vibe let's pick some imagery that's not totally played out, okay?
And, yes, the end is laughably bad.