Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Cassadaga

 (2011)***

After the untimely death of her sister, Lily moves the quiet spiritual community of Cassadaga. She attempts to contact her sister through a séance but instead ends up being tormented by the ghost of a murder victim. She must now put the pieces of the puzzle together and find the man behind the murder so the ghost can rest and leave her at peace.


Vengeful ghost stories are nothing new they have been around for ages. The charm in these stories comes through the uniqueness of the direction. I found this film to be interesting and overall it was a pretty good watch but it relied on those quick pop up scares and such to keep you on your toes. I think that's just taking the cheaters way out of actually being scary. Ghost stories have so much potential and I find them to be much more frightening when you can't see the ghost, an invisible entity throwing things around causing harm makes the film much scarier since you never know where it is. The killers method of execution however was quite different, he turned his victim into a human marionette, see above.

3 comments:

JPX said...

This sounds great! I haven't seen a good vengeful ghost story in a long time. Oddly enough I re-watched The ring the other night - great stuff! I got halfway through The Ring 2 and had to bail, it's just that bad. Nice discovery!

Octopunk said...

Oh yeah, Ring 2, pfff.

I love the idea of holding a seance and then getting a "wrong number" and having to deal with it. It's kind of like that Kevin Bacon movie in which he lets Iliana Douglas hypnotize him at a party and gets psychic powers by mistake.

AC said...

No thank you!!

Jpx, looking forward to your Ring review.