As many of you know, a down to earth couple and their three children are terrorized by spirits who don’t know what they want aside from terrorizing the living. So far, so good! When the youngest child, Carol Anne is abducted through a portal in her bedroom closet, her parents do whatever they can to get her back.
First of all, this movie felt like it was three times longer than it actually was (114 minutes). It felt like neither horror nor family movie despite the paranormal activity or chirpy soundtrack, so you really felt like you were experiencing the family’s plight in real time. However, the family itself was about as interesting to me as cardboard and the parents couldn’t handle keeping all three of the children simultaneously safe and out of danger’s way. One of them always seems to be left behind, staring blankly into the void while the others run about screaming, only to return back to the child, screaming in desperation to try and save them from impending ghoulish malintent.
|Don't get fresh with me, Bozo!|
This movie only served to check off a long list of movies I’ve been meaning to see over the years. I can’t really say I’d recommend it unless you’re a preteen having a slumber party. Or if you have a soft spot for inappropriately cheesy music before the undead wreak havoc on an unsuspecting family.