|Directed by:||John Hough|
|Written by:||Brian Clemens, Rosemary Anne Sisson, Harry Spalding|
|Cast:||Bette Davis, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Kyle Richards, Carroll Baker|
|Genre:||Horror, Family, Thriller|
I’ve been trying to balance out my Halloween-athon with sprinkling a little bit of family-friendly spookies around my gore-fests. And since I knew Disney was involved I thought maybe this might turn out to be a creepy gem. But, you can’t win em’ all I guess.
This one starts off rather decent. Family moves into a big mansion deep in the woods, you got Bette Davis’ old creepy ass living in the guest house right next to them, and the oldest daughter begins being haunted by visions of a little girl in a blindfold and pleading for help. So they begin asking questions around town, trying to figure out who the girl is and uncover a tragic mystery.
I was pretty interested in what happened to the girl and how she came to be a haunting spirit. But lost that interest rather quickly when I realized that it was taking FOREVER to get to the fucking point. The story spins its wheel for way too long and I ended up not even giving a shit about that girl or what was going to happen.
After the first 30 or so minutes are up, it just becomes a tedious watch and everyone’s coyness just became frustrating. That and it seemed like everyone in the movie was just whining the whole time. It was just hard to watch. And that little sister was so God damn annoying I couldn’t believe it. And why the hell didn’t she ever put a leash on that fucking dog?!
BOTTOM LINE: Did not like this movie. For a runtime of about 75 minutes, it felt like 3 hours and I got bored to death with it. There isn’t much of story to it really, which is why they stretch it out as far as they can and I totally lost interest. And that little girl got on my nerves. So I say skip it.