Altar

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:: Altar :: 2014 ::
:: Nick Willing ::

Acting: 5
Anxiety: 3
Atmosphere: 4
Movie Watched: 8
Appropriate Grossness: 8
Production: 6
Recommended: 3
Scares: 2
Story: 3
Unpredictable: 5

Total: 47

I wanted to like this movie. It basically starts with a Wuthering Heights joke, which is OK by my book. And it has Olivia Williams. She’s good! Rushmore, The Sixth Sense, The Last Days on Mars, I loved her in those movies. And Matthew Modine’s no joke. But, as usual, horror is the genre actors go to die - literally and metaphorically! This movie is boring, slightly nonsensical, and just…I don’t know, limp. The psychosis that descends on the family is predictable and tepid, the scenes drawn out, and the acting is just OK. It clunks along, and then it ends. What a world we live in.