Saturday, August 17, 2013

The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh (2012)

While I was fighting with the computer and internet service trying to post an article to, I decided to kick back and absorb something that is hopefully somewhat haunting. Although, after watching Ancient Aliens early, a UFO flick would work. In the end, I decided on the 2012 entry The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh.

Plot/ An antiques collector inherits a house from his estranged mother only to discover that she had been living in a shrine devoted to a mysterious cult. Soon, he comes to suspect that his mother's oppressive spirit still lingers within her home and is using items in the house to contact him with an urgent message.

This was a difficult flick to review. Not because it was terrible, Hell, it was good. Yet, there was something holding it back. Maybe it was the short length or maybe the lack of characters; I just cannot put my finger on it. This movie was good, featuring brilliant sets, a haunting atmosphere, and an interesting story line. Unfortunately, it does not fully reach its potential. In the end, this debut flick from Rue Morgue Magazine editor & President Rodrigo Gudino is interesting and relatively entertaining. Yes, there are flaws with pacing and sound, but I have seen worse. 

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