(This review may contain spoilers).
When I saw this film advertised originally, I was immediately interested. I don’t mind being in the dark… but I have a slight fear of going into dark rooms. And the idea of there being a ghost who was powerless in the dark was a good idea.
I did, however, feel that the effects were somewhat lost when Diana became more visible. It was hard to take her seriously when she just looked like a shadow with glowing eyes.
It was good to see the differences in the relationships between Rebecca and Sophie and Martin and Sophie. It was sweet and kind of sad to see how much Martin worried over his mother… but at the same time, it was sad to see Rebecca felt the need to run away from her mother, even though it was understandable.
I did feel the woman from social services didn’t really add much to the plot… and she did seem to completely contradict what she was trying to do. I wasn’t really sure what she expected Rebecca to do.
I did like Rebecca’s and Paul’s relationship. There were some really sweet moments between them and the first scene between them was a good way of diffusing the tension.
I did kind of feel sorry for Diana, although the slight attempts made to humanise her didn’t really go far. And I was completely confused about why she appeared the way she did.
It was good to get a brief glimpse of Rebecca’s history living with her mother, but I did feel that some of the rules weren’t really made clear.
There were some scary moments in this film, but most of those were jump scares and those lost a lot of effectiveness.
I think the movie could have been better with some more mystery and less obvious visuals. It wasn’t a film I would choose to watch again.