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Saturday, October 19, 2013

A Haunting at Silver Falls (2013)



Halloween season is perfect for a ghost story; the trick is finding one that can actually live up to expectations. At this point, most a first-person hand cam or found footage, and the subgenre is running out of steam. Tonight I set out to watch something paranormal or supernatural in origin, and eventually decided upon A Haunting at Silver Falls from 2013.


Plot/ A small town is haunted by the twin daughters of a wrongfully convicted man. Young Jordan is sent down the path to who the real killer is only to find the killer is very close to her.


Like I said, Halloween season is perfect for a ghost story, and this one had some potential. Unfortunately, it fails to deliver on that promise, instead giving away details with blatant red herrings and cliché. Yes, the acting was not bad and the were some decent moments, but that could not do anything to save the flick. There was no atmosphere, scares or even tension, the storyline was a bit incoherent within the context, there was no characterization and much of it felt forced. In the end, even with the positives, this predictable and clichéd ghost story fails to deliver, stay away!


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