(This review may contain spoilers).
After trying and failing to watch another movie, I decided to watch this one instead. And while it wasn’t perfect and left a lot of unanswered questions, I felt this movie was one of the better films I’ve watched.
I liked that this movie was in such a small area, as it gave me the opportunity to get to know the main characters more closely. While the first scene showed a very bloody moment, there was actually very little gore involved; and I felt that what wasn’t shown was more terrifying than what was.
It was interesting to note the parallels in the two women, both in the present and in the past. The movie didn’t rely so much on jump scares and was very much more a slow build-up, allowing me, as a viewer, to really feel the isolation and confusion experienced by Joanna.
The real moments of confusion came with the intrusion of the real-world, such as Jeff’s ex-girlfriend and what ultimately happened to her. There were very few scenes that took place outside the flat, but while I thought I eventually figured out what was going on with what was happening in the flat, the outside world just made things even more confusing. There was one very creepy, well-done scene with a payphone ringing outside, even though I did have the question in my mind of exactly how that could have been heard from inside the flat.
I was disappointed in the ending of the movie, if I’m completely honest. While the ending itself wasn’t bad, there were still a lot of unanswered questions and situations that were left hanging. Even the last few glimpses that gave me a few theories about what was really going on didn’t really give me a lot of information.
This movie wasn’t one I would watch again, to be completely honest. There were some good effects and Lisa was easy to identify with, but I felt the ending fell quite short of my expectations.