I watch lots of horror movie and I usually either like it or hate it. This movie is in between.
The movie starts out like any other horror movies. Bunch of friends are driving up to remote cabin for the weekend. Soon as they are a the cabin, weird things starts to happen. One at time, each one of them are disappearing in thin air. This quickly crests friction and uneasiness between them. It’s probably not a good idea to say anything more than that.
The Review (Spoiler Free)
I wouldn’t categorize this movie as a horror. It’s has bit of sci-fi flare to it like one of the episode from Twilight zone. I was some what entertained by the movie, but I wasn’t fully satisfied. But I am sure many of you will think the movie is a crap. But since this movie is low budget movie, I have to be bit forgiving.
This is one of those movie where it builds up to the big ending. I thought the ending bit cliche and not satisfying. It is very ambiguous and left you with more questions.
By the way, Brian Austin Green is in the movie.
Spoiler Ending (Spoiler Warning!!)
We see that people started to disappear one at a time. At the end of the movie, there is one lone survivor as police arrive. We also see that there are government officials who arrives in black suite and black cars. Next thing you see is that all the police and firemen disappeared with only the lone survivor left standing. Soon, she disappeared without any explanation. The movie is left as ambiguous to making the viewers guessing and thinking.
So where are these people disappeared to? Perhaps in a different dimension? What caused the disappearance? Perhaps seeing government officials at the end of the movie, they have something to do with it? Perhaps some kind of government experiment? You be the judge!
In the Nutshell
It’s a decent movie to watch on Friday night in Netflix when you have nothing to do. I give 3 out of 5 stars.
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Genre: Sci-fi Mystery Horror
Rotten Tomato Rating: 19%
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The most stupid movie in the world. There’s no meaning in the movie. Like what the darkness got them ??? Hello have some kind of story line or reason behind the disappeance of them all, like how did y’all come up with this, My English teacher would’ve gave me a big fat F
And where did they go?! Stupid….I totally agree!
i for one loved the it kept me on edge the entire time and left a huge mystery on to where the disapeared and what was the cause for disaperance
It reminded me of a real life incident where something similar happened, but it was in North Carolina, not Colorado.
What happened in North Carolina?
You are an idiot to story telling to think that you are perfectly happy to be lost in the dark!!
That is as stupid as watching a whole story and the hero/heroine dies. Stupid. Waste of precious time and money.
I really like the science fiction element of this movie. My thoughts go to alien abduction. There are so many unanswered questions. The biggest one for me is why the temperature drop was so sudden.
Still I found it very entertaining and it kept my attention..
I dont like the fact that the movie ended with no kind of explanation at all about where these people all vanished too. It just ended in mid air. I dont like movies like this. If there was a part two then fine, end it on suspense, but to just leave the viewer wondering what the heck. Then no. I will rate this movie a 3 star. There was no conclusion here. Boooo!!
I think this movie was an allegory for our earthly existence. To this point, The other day I mentioned to my millennial personal trainer that I watched “Cleopatra” with Elizabeth Taylor. His response was … Oh is Elizabeth your girlfriend ?? If a movie legend like Elizabeth Taylor was removed from this earthly existence without a trace. What does that say for the rest of us???
Its just a testimony to the underlying theme of this film…. That’s what I got out of it
I honestly thought this was going to be a psychiatric patient and their many personalities being erased one by one… I thought Jack was the patient, and that idea stuck until where he… disappeared? Then I thought, well maybe it was Claire who was the patient being treated? Or maybe it was even still Jack as the patient, and the personality Claire would finally have her time to shine? Anyways… big letdown at the end. Kind of like they juat gave up and decided it was aliens.
Your idea would have been a better movie.
Technically that’s the plot for the movie, Identity, with John Cusack, Ray Liotta, and Amanda Peet. It’s about a group of strangers cut off from the rest of the world, who then are mysteriously killed off, until you learn that they’re isolated was not random.
I thought she might have been in a car accident and was the only one to survive, until the ending. Now I’m just confused.
I loved this movie especially where it left the watchers to come to their own conclusions as to what was happening , it still gives me a sore head trying to figure it out . I assume that’s the idea of the film to get watchers thinking and come up with their own ending in that respect it has been well made .
I was intrigue by this movie when I first watched it. It’s a shame there wasn’t any explanation why these events were happening.
My only theory on these strange events had something to do with government experiment. Somehow, they created a sink hole which opens up every so often causing people nearby to fall into it. They end up displaced into another dimension or converted into another frequency.
That makes no sence since we literally watched ella dissappear in the bed. She was just gone. Im dissappointed
I think it’s more of a portal to another dimension. This type of thing is happening a lot especially in the national parks and forests, Yosemite being the biggest snatcher. Most people are never found, some are found dead often with shoes and clothes missing. From as young as 2 yrs old, to experienced hikers and physicians. A 2 yr old disappeared while near his parents in the mountains in snowy weather, 2 days later found 12 miles away over mountains and deep ravines that no 2 yr old could do. Mr Palides has written several books on the subject, Missing 411, was a former state trooper for 20 yrs, adults on a hike, don’t be the first in the group and don’t be lagging behind, then they’re just gone!
I see a lot of negative comments about this film, in places like YouTube, IMDb and the like, which suggest to me that people are very inexperienced when it comes to viewing and thinking about film. For one, this is a fairly well made film. It doesn’t have the teal/orange/crushed blacks laziness of cheap horror or similar genre shows, and the actors deliver their lines with enough liveliness to make their characters relatively believable (if not particularly deep). The hatred for these and other aspects stems no doubt from the lack of a resolution, and to explain that, I point to Matheson’s “Disappearing Act” and the Twilight Zone adaptation “And Then the Sky Was Opened.” Both feature characters that are slowly erased from existence (to the point that they never existed) with no explanation. The Matheson story can be seen as a comment on people losing identity in a conformist ’50s; the TZ episode could be seen as a dramatization of what it is like to be “erased” by a malicious government; this movie would then have to be interpreted for ca. 2010-2015. Then there are more recent ideas like Final Destination, where Death Itself is the villain (which could be at play here) or things like the Haunting of Hill House or The Shining (where the houses/buildings are conscious entities that eat the souls/psyches of people within them), or The Endless (where a malicious alien presence traps and repeatedly kills people within repeating time bubbles that can last as little as 5 seconds or as long as several weeks). Ultimately, what this story is about is how people act and react when facing the unknown and the certainty of death. The movie is not without its flaws, and I think it should have been titled In the Blink of an Eye (which would have underscored the notion of people’s lives ultimately being meaningless) but it is better than average. All I can say is that we are lucky that social media didn’t exist up through the ’90s, or else TZ episodes would all have 4.5/10 ratings, and authors like Matheson would have been universally scorned as a hack.
I enjoyed this film where one is amongst the characters who are at a loss as to why there are no animals, birds neither insects or critters if you wish. At the end, two black anonymous government cars arrive seemingly, this could be a covert government experiment, maybe but why are they there. However, the film is well paced and does exactly what it sets out to achieve-where do the friends disappear to? It sustains the fantastic while focusing on the previous guests who disappeared as would the new comers leaving the question, where did they go. Maybe victims of a Black project experiment in shifting dimensions. The conclusion is left open and jou are in the mind-set of the victims who quietly fade away so, yes, it sets out and establishes why is it so cold and how did the water freeze so rapidly leaving an empty fishing boat stuck in the ice. One can debate and argue yet the enigma is there.