(This review may contain spoilers).
I have to say, I walked out of this movie feeling very disappointed. While it started out with a fairly common trope – a sceptic faced with the possibility that everything he’s spent his entire life trying to disprove is real – by the end, I really couldn’t tell what was going on.
I felt this movie was trying to do something clever with its plot, but there wasn’t enough foreshadowing for the ending to make any kind of logical sense.
The idea of the three cases was intriguing, but those involved in the hauntings really weren’t likable characters. The only one I felt any sympathy for was Simon and his story was derailed when I started trying to figure out if he’d seen a demon, a faun, a satyr, or if the bad lighting had made a human look mutated.
I did like the fact there was a recurring theme throughout the movie, even though the ending left me questioning if that was real or not. It at least linked three apparently unconnected stories together.
The movie did rely heavily on jump scares, which I think perhaps was its only saving grace, as the atmosphere in the first was suitably creepy, if very cliched. The other issue, of course, was in people telling the story after the fact. As a viewer, I could see they weren’t in any danger of death or permanent injury.
I felt this movie got completely ridiculous towards the end and by that time, I was only staying in the hopes it would find a way to redeem itself. In my opinion, it didn’t.
So, I felt this movie tried to be clever and failed to hit the mark personally. I left very disappointed in what I’d seen. I won’t be watching this movie again in the future.