(This review may contain spoilers).
I saw this film, too, when it originally came out at the cinema – and I liked it so much, I bought it on DVD.
One particular thing I liked about this was the fact that there were no demons – it was just straightforward ghosts of dead people.
I felt that this film did a really good job of showing the family dynamic, though I would have liked a bit more background – mainly why they had Wendy and Mary living with them. There was one particular scene in this film that really resonated with me – the scene where the father comes back drunk. I know what it’s like to have an alcoholic parent…
There are some gruesome and jumpy moments in this film, though I think the scares only work the first time round. The mirror scare is used, but that’s directed more to the audience, since the characters don’t react to it at all.
I liked the fact that there was a lot of interaction between the family members. I felt that the actors worked really well together and there were a few lines that made me smile.
The ending to this worked particularly well. It’s an entertaining film with enough jumpy scenes throughout to keep me, as a viewer, on the edge of my seat. I’d recommend it as a good horror film with likable characters and a good storyline.