I went into this because I was looking for a movie with good 3D effects to play on our TV. Yeah, we've had a 3D TV for five years but really don't take advantage of it and before it phases out completely I was hoping to get a "moment" out of it. The 2.9 rating on Letterboxd led me to believe that this was going to be an enjoy-the-3D-only affair.
It started out that way. After all, my wife and…
Thoroughly enjoyable and lots of memorable edge-of-your seat moments, somewhat spoiled by the constant contradictions in the monsters behavior and - I dunno, “laziness”? - of the script in order to move the story along.
Examples (possible spoiler alert): Why was there a nail hammered point up into the bottom of a stair step? Why didn’t the monsters follow the very loud truck? How did she escape while delivering a baby (can the monsters not hear through a shower door)? ... and so on.
With some of these situations removed, my brain could have settled into a nice 5-Star movie!
Much more than I expected here, thinking that an anthology from the 1940’s was going to have stories I had seen many times before. And it did, for the most part. The wrap-around concept (an architect is called to a home where he feels he has met all of these strangers and predicts certain events that will occur there) is great and provides a perfect setup for each of the short stories to follow.
Reading some of the reviews I…