That's the good stuff.
This movie is almost that, and in fact, it's exactly that for its first two acts. Then the final act arrives and it tries to explain what's going on, and ends with the worst kind cop-out that a movie could end with... which we are going to fully spoil below, so beware.
It's such a shame when that happens.
|BEWARE: ENDING SPOILERS LIE BEYOND THIS POINT!|
|"WILL YOU PLEASE TAKE YOUR CRAZY PILLS!"|
|WTF IS THAT?!?|
Jason Patric brings a level of legitimacy to this movie that it probably doesn't deserve, as without him, it would be just another run-of-the-mill Supernatural Horror flick with a shit ending. He was great though, and his co-star, Louisa Krause, wasn't bad either. She played crazy very well.
|HE DOES KNOW THAT NO ONE ELSE IS AT THAT MEETING, RIGHT?|
We were actually kind of annoyed that someone starting a new job would so blatantly disregard the rules of that job, and let homeless people in the building, break into locked rooms because she heard something, and act a fool in general. Especially when she needs that job to get her daughter back. Then again, the ending made all of that moot, so we're kind of bitching about nothing.
|THOSE ARE REAL THOUGH.|
|"I WHIP MY HAIR BACK AND FORTH, I WHIP MY HAIR BACK AND FORTH..."|
|OH, THAT'S NEVER GOOD.|
It's probably worth a rent for most fans of Haunted House flicks, especially if they don't mind an ending that negates any and everything scary about the plot.
The Abandoned is available now on VOD.