quinta-feira, 5 de junho de 2014

The Quiet Ones (2014)

The horror genre is probably the hardest one to deliver successfully. Mainly because the objective of being scary limits other generic movie aspects like character development, which will only gravitate around the genre's needs. The Quiet Ones is not a dumb film. It is aware of key elements that allow horror movies to be successful, such as atmosphere build-up and the fear of the unknown. Unfortunately, these are not well executed. The movie never establishes the solid atmosphere that would allow it to develop the build-up necessary in a film that focuses on an experiment that tries to prove the existence of paranormal entities. It feels that we are looking at the movie's characters like fishes in an aquarium and all the effort of building an eerie atmosphere fails completely, the result being a boring and non credible film from start to finish. The acting is actually ok, but it is not enough. Plus, too many jump scares prove the movie's lack of solitude and confidence in itself. It is a shame, because it's clear The Quiet Ones did its homework. Unfortunately, it's just too naive.

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