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Well, well, hasn't this review been fun. I am very sorry, as some may have seen I did film a whole video on me reviewing it, but damn, it didn't work. No idea what went wrong but some of the footage decided to freeze up on a very attractive shot of me but with the footage still playing. Having cut out the footage that wouldn't play ball, there was hardly any footage left so here I am again, writing.
Just FYI, there is a video coming on The Meg trailer, (yes, THAT trailer), as I do like making videos... And for now, I will just write this review out, it was never meant to be a video apparently... "After her young son is killed in a tragic accident, a woman learns of a ritual which will bring him back to say goodbye, but when she disobeys a sacred warning, she upsets the balance between life and death."
The Other Side of the Door is not bad film at all, it's really not. What it is though, is a massive cliche, this film is pretty much cliche after cliche, apart from the actual storyline, which is actually pretty original in some ways. It really takes the whole idea of the reflection in a mirror, with spirits and such being on the other side of it to a whole new level. This uses a door, a door you can talk to and whoever you want will talk back, but obviously, you can't open it - that would all make it way too easy.
This is probably the least cliche part of the film, the rest is good, but you can sometimes see parts coming. The son's death I also didn't see coming, the way he died I mean, I knew he died, but how he died I did like - not in a weird way though! It was unexpected and also heartbreaking at the same time. I'm not going to say how he died though, as I have no idea if it counts as a spoiler or not... Guess you'll either have to watch it or Google it, won't you...
One thing The Other Side of the Door did do well was its scares, I hate to admit it, but I was a little bit stressed watching it, due to its kind of out of nowhere jumps. Damn dead kids and dead bodies, just popping out of nowhere. It wasn't just jumps though, they did the whole looking at the back of someones head, only for them to appear behind the person, scare - you know the one. It does feel creepy for some of it, but hey, serves Maria right for opening the door when she was told not to... Creepy is good, I think it is even better than jump scares to be fair - creepy stays with you after a film. This one wasn't creepy on that stage, but it still did well.
The Other Side of the Door is a fairly safe horror film, it follows a lot of rules story wise, and cliche wise, character also doesn't do as she is told and things go wrong - but hey, what kind of film would this be if she did everything by the rules?! It's a good film, won't blow your mind but it'll keep you entertained for an hour or so. Nothing to lose..
In exciting news: NEW VIDEO IS UP.
Watching horror films since like 2003, when I could stand dead bodies..