(This review may contain spoilers).
It was interesting to see this movie fit in with the previous two in the series. Although I think it works well as a standalone, it was nice to see elements that were from the previous two movies, too.
I found Quinn a really intriguing character. It was nice to see quite a bit of development in her character before the horror truly started. I also liked seeing her interactions with her family and friends… even if I did think her dad was harder on her than he needed to be.
One thing I particularly liked in this movie was having the opportunity to learn more of Elise’s history. As more about her past was revealed, I found myself empathising with her more and more. I think that she’s my favourite character in the whole franchise.
Having broken legs when something scary’s happening is a truly horrifying thought. I’m sure Quinn probably felt trapped… and I cared about her safety during the course of the movie.
There wasn’t as much detail about the Further in this movie as there was in the previous two, but the instances where it was seen were really creepy. There was some air of mystery involving the spirits, both those shown in the Further and those shown outside it.
There were some quite jumpy moments in this movie, but although there were some really disturbing parts, there wasn’t much that was scary outside of the jumpy scenes. It was interesting to see references made to Josh… and the woman wanting to kill Elise was particularly scary.
There were some scenes in this movie where I found myself rolling my eyes at the actions some of the characters were making. I did think it was good to see Quinn’s father believe she was really in danger, rather than trying to convince himself that he was seeing things that were his own imagination.
There were a few amusing moments in this movie and some very intense scenes. I’d like to know more about the Further and if the spirits there would ever be able to move on.
If there are more movies in this franchise, I’ll probably end up watching them. I think there’s still a lot more that can be explored… and each of the films has ended on something of a cliffhanger. This movie was no exception, though I’ll be interested to see whereabouts in the time period a new movie might take place.