A cool creature and some well executed jump scares keep this fun. The story is a mashup of ideas ranging from The Ring to Poltergeist but the cast and direction keep it from feeling like a stale retread. I do think it's time to retire the sound effect used for the monster though, so many horror flicks have used this exact same sound in the last few years, it's really losing effectiveness.
SHADOW IN THE CLOUD starts strong - cool concept, awesome Carpenter-esque synth score and a gnarly creature. Nearly collapses with eye rolling exposition and paper thin characters but then switches into ridiculous fun overdrive for the finish. Chloe kicks ass #TIFF20 #midnightmadness