This is the coolest movie of it’s kind since the original Poltergeist.
It’s really charismatic and really authentic in being true to its roots and using a retro feel to make one of the best movies of the year. This is definitely one of IFC Midnight’s strongest efforts.
Thomas Mann gives a radiant and elegant performance as older brother Ethan who has to step up and become the parent to his two younger siblings. It’s tough on him at first dealing with his younger brother who now has resent towards Ethan because he thinks their parents are dead after Ethan needed help with his machine.
He now has to maneuver from having a job, loosing his parents and now raising children. He comes into his own when he makes a breakthrough with his machine that he thinks is generating wireless electricity but his sister starts talking to their dead parents things get a little strange…
We all know even if you try to invite a dead spirit in like a dead relative you really want to speak to you’re also inviting other vengeful dead spirits and even people that help with his machine start seeing entities start forming like for example his neighbor starts seeing his dead wife. Then Ethan’s younger sister becomes friends with Alice and that her parents don’t want her to talk to her. As Ethan does some investigating about past owners of the house we find that there was an Alice that lived there along with a Mr. Henry. Tension and anxiety rise to the max from there. As they realize they’ve gotten more than they have bargained for with more ghosts in the house. Can they survive?
When his parents are killed in a car accident, science wiz Ethan must leave behind college and his girlfriend to care for his younger brother and sister. By day, he juggles the responsibilities of raising two kids; by night, he tinkers in the garage on an invention he hopes will change the world: a machine that can generate wireless electricity. He gets more than he bargained for, however, when the device awakens the dead souls that haunt the house.
Review written by Aaron Friar