You know I like my Film Noir newspaper reporters - but this movie didn't grab me. I guess I got spoiled with Ace In the Hole and Sweet Smell of Success.
This movie does a lot with a low budget - and kind of reminded me of a choose your own adventure story. The protagonists are offered everything from Satanic cults, to Government Conspiracies, to Alien Invaders - and each time, they turn away from the story and go in another direction. It is kind of like a non-comedic version of Cabin in the Woods - except they keep NOT choosing the magic item. I really liked it - although the reveal at the end was kind of like "there's a monster at the end of this book".
I should absolutely NOT be watching this alone in the middle of the night during a rain storm, but here we are.
I liked this film - it didn't let me down at the end, and was both sad and scary. I had heard it was very gorey, but none of it seemed out of place or excessive.