There are many independent horror films out there that tries to be more diabolical than they actually are. Amulet is one of those movies. The thing about Amulet is that the performances are very modest and strong character-driven.
The thing that brings Amulet down most is the way it tries to out-think its simplistic plotlines. Nothing here is game-changing like Amulet tries to convince us. A much better exercise in this type of horror film is IFC’s brilliant Relic.
Pacing out the acts from point A to B is also not a good look in Amulet. The first and second acts are dreadfully slow and nothing hardly happens, I don’t think a lot of people will even appreciate the third and final act where it has magical moments.
However, if you can stick it out Amulet does have an exciting finish. Previously, mentioned, however, it’s hard-pressed to find many reasons to even make it that far. Getting to know our audience in the past couple of years I don’t think I could recommend it to many people on our site.