DreadOut ★½

History has proven that is rare that a film adaptation of a video game would be faithful to the source material. DreadOut is a perfect example of this since it turns the atmospheric survivor horror game that it is based on and turns it into a very loud and obnoxious ripoff of The Evil Dead. In addition, the game’s gimmick of using a smartphone to fend off supernatural beings does not translate well to the screen, as Linda’s repeated use of her flash is almost comical in execution. I would heavily advise skipping this film version of DreadOut and just seek out the game instead.

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