Thomas Dekker (you may remember him from starring in movies like Laid to Rest, or the Nightmare on Elm Street remake), Jack Goes Home is an interesting one.
On one hand, it's a bit of a somber drama about a guy mourning the sudden death of his father, all while losing his mind a bit at a time.
On the other, it's a ghost story that takes Jack to some pretty disturbing places on a journey of self-discovery.
Critics have pretty much panned Jack Goes Home as being lazy, muddled, and scattered, among other things, but there's something about this movie that we really liked.
Jack Goes Home.
|SOMETHING IS WAITING FOR JACK AT HOME.|
Or maybe Jack is just going crazy.
|DON'T GO IN THERE.|
The movie was interesting enough to keep us watching because we were curious to find out exactly what was going on, but it just didn't pack very much of a punch. It was meant to be what it is -a movie about a guy who not only has to deal with the death of his father, but with horrific memories from his past coming back to haunt him- but it was also a movie with a Supernatural bent, and that aspect of things fell a bit flat.
Rory Culkin was fantastic as usual as the tortured Jack (who went home), and he carries the entire movie. Daveigh Chase has sure come a long way from playing the creepy Samara in The Ring; not only did she grow up hot, but she's become a pretty damned good actress too. She's a solid supporting character for Culkin to play off of. And of course, Lin Shaye turns in another great performance as Jack's mother.
So it's safe to say that we liked this one as much as we did because of the cast, and the characters they brought to life.
|THIS IS ABOUT AS BLOODY AS THINGS GET.|
|SHE REMAINED FULLY CLOTHED. SIGH.|
It might not make an ideal addition to a Halloween movie marathon, but it's worth checking out if you like psychologically-charged Genre flicks.
Jack Goes Home is available now on VOD.
Daveigh, Brittany, and Nikki.