Within Review (2015)

 

Within is a haunted house horror film with bit of twist.

The Story

A family moved to a new house to start a new life in a peaceful suburban neighborhood. But as strange things begin to happen in the house.  As they learn the deadly secrets of their new house, their life quickly turned into a nightmare.

The Review (Spoiler Free)

The story is basically typical haunted house story with surprise towards the end.  The movie started out like any other haunted house movie.  The family is all excited about the new house.  But the daughter started to see strange things that’s happening in the house such as strange noise, closet door opening, picture frame falling, and furniture moving. At the first the parents of the family don’t take these strange things that’s happening too seriously.  But obliviously things get worse and the family are force to deal with it.

About little over half of the movie, the movie reveals the surprise twist of the movie. The surprise twist is good but it is too much like the movie, The Boy.  It is almost identical story.  If you already saw The Boy, you know what I am talking about. But since this movie was released first, The Boy is guilty of copying the idea. Since The Boy has more budget, the made it better.  But for movie with limited budget, it is still very good. I reviewed The Boy in previous post.  If you haven’t seen it, go ahead and take a look.

The movie starts bit slow. We get to learn little bit about the family.  But soon as they reveals the twist of the movie in the middle of the movie, the movie picks up.  It has some few good jump scares and none stop suspense.

Besides the twist of the movie, I like how they end the movie.  The movie end of big bang and left open for sequel. if there is one.

Overall, the movie is enjoyable.  Because I watched The Boy first, I wasn’t so impressed with the movie.  But if you haven’t seen The Boy, you’ll enjoy this movie.

In the Nutshell

Before there was The Boy, there was Within. I give 4 out of 5 stars. 

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Genre:  Haunted house

Rotten Tomato Rating: — / 34%

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