After 'trouble' in Chicago, a family moves to an abandoned Sunflower farm. The young son is unable to speak, though he is the first to see the strange happenings inside the house. The teenage daughter is next to notice the haunting, though the ghosts treat her less like an object of curiosity and more like a threat to be attacked. Their parents are happily oblivious to most of what is going on and blame it all on a misbehaving troublemaking teen.
I saw this movie this past weekend. It had great graphics and a few really good sudden scares.
But the acting was over the top and the two-year-old proved to be the most believable. A good bit of the story made little or no sense and much of what could have been used to expand on and explain what was happening in the story.
William B. Davis may best be known for his role as the Smoking Man on the X-Files, but in this movie he made 3 very short appearances as a real estate agent pushing for the farm's owner to sell to an unseen, unnamed buyer. And that's it.
The girl is attacked multiple times by the ghosts, when it turns out that they truly wanted John, their murder. Why did they attack Jess? Especially when they first asked for her help?
And what was with all the crows? They were all over the place, getting into everything, etc. only to suddenly attack John in a huge mass and take off. This attack leads to John's psychotic breakdown and the climatic fight.
Anyone else seen this movie and have any thoughts?
Oh, and I have to add, Daddy Dearest called Bobby by name when he found him knocked out in the entranceway, yet he hadn't been told the boy's name. Daddy's psychic!