The Scary Door.)
Release Date: March 11th.
Written by: Johannes Roberts and Ernest Riera.
Directed by: Johannes Roberts.
Starring: Sarah Wayne Callies, Jeremy Sisto, Sofia Rosinsky, Logan Creran, and Javier Botet.
Like most Supernatural Thrillers that make it to theaters here in the U.S., The Other Side of the Door has a predictable plot, utilizes a ton of jump-scares, and really never pushes the boundaries it should to make it a truly memorable effort.
It's also not a bad movie at all.
Bollywood fans, and they just can't get enough curry in their lives in America. Years later, after the tragic death of their son Oliver, the couple, along with their young daughter, Lucy, wonder if becoming ex-pats and moving to India was such a great idea after all.
|"WHY IN THE HELL DID WE MOVE HERE?"|
|SHE'S GOING TO OPEN THAT DOOR, ISN'T SHE?|
A bunch of "You've seen it all before" Haunted House tropes ensue.
|THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE?|
It just wasn't as scary as it should have been.
Maybe it's the fact that we love Sarah Wayne Callies from her days on The Walking Dead, or that we're big fans of Jeremy Sisto (who sadly doesn't get much to do here) that made us enjoy this one on a base level. I'm not really sure what it was, but we found this to be a serviceable effort overall.
|WHAT IS ROB ZOMBIE DOING THERE?|
It's also the kind of movie where the main character (in this case, a grieving mother), makes a series of foolish decisions that puts the lives of everyone around her in danger, all because she's so overwrought with grief. I get that grief can crush a person, and make them do all sorts of irrational things, but that kind of shit gets really old as a plot device.
And that ending... really?
|YEAH, READ YOUR GHOST SON A BEDTIME STORY. SOUNDS RATIONAL.|
|"TIME TO GO, HOUSE-PISSER!"|
|HOW DOES SHE NOT SEE THAT THING? OR HEAR IT? OR SMELL IT?|
|DON'T YOU POINT AWAY FROM US IN ANGER, SARAH!|
|THE GHOST OF BOB MARLEY WATCHES OVER THE CHILDREN.|
The Other Side of the Door is available now on VOD, and will hit Blu-ray & DVD on June 7th.
Sarah Wayne Callies may be the best Horror Milf of our generation. At the very least, she's in the running.