LLeju Productions, Anchor Bay Films

Christina Ricci, Liam Neeson, Justin Long

Creepy little movie.  Laying on a slab, unable to move, in a funeral parlor, and you can’t get out.  This movie goes to great lengths to keep you off kilter.  You can never relax.  In the end, you don’t know for sure what happened.  People have spent months arguing about the most basic aspects of the ending.  

This is a pretty good scary movie.  It keeps your attention all the way through.  From one twist to another, from one crisis to another, from one unexplained mystery to another, and it keeps you on edge.  I may be giving the writers too much credit here, but I think there’s way, way much more to the story that the literal story.  You’re supposed to think.  You’re supposed to wonder, and to feel.   It looks at life and death, but it is more.  It’s got a moral much deeper than the physical.  Why do we go through life by just making the motions.  Day after day, year after year, the same thing.  No real life.  So are we all really dead and don’t know it?

These are the things you ponder while watching this delightful film.  It’s a horror movie that’s a morality play.

Who in this movie is alive and who is dead?  You may never know for sure, but you’ll be thinking about it for a long time to come.  And I’m afraid I have more questions after it’s over than while watching it.  But it doesn’t really matter.  Choose a side and fight that you’re right.  I truly think anyone can take any side, and argue it you want to.
“You all say you’re scared of death.  But you’re more scared of life!”



Ok friends.   This is the first time I’ve done an addendum to my review, but I have to mention one more thing.  The DVD is very short on “Bonus Features” but this one does have one brief interview with the writer of the movie.  She had some telling things to say which I could not let pass.  If you watch this on DVD, try to watch this interview.  As I expected, the writer purposely did the story with conflicting facts so that the viewer could NOT possibly figure out the ending.  This is just plain evil, and explains why I keep changing my mind over and over.  It does make you think though, and that doesn’t take away from the movie, but remember when it’s over, you’re going to have to make up your own mind as this lady obviously couldn’t.  She admitted that she wrote this to make you examine life and love, and not death.  That it does.
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