The Other Side Of The Door

Maria (Sarah Wayne Callies) becomes consumed with guilt after losing her son Oliver (Logan Creran) in a tragic accident. She learns about a remote Hindu temple where visitors can communicate with the dead to say goodbye for the last time. The grieving mother disobeys a dire warning to never open the ancient door that serves as a mysterious portal. Her failure to follow the rules causes Oliver's restless spirit to return home and haunt the rest of his family (Jeremy Sisto, Sofia Rosinsky).


I was really excited when this movie came up as one to review. I had seen trailers for it and was really excited to finally get to watch it. My husband, eldest daughter and I sat down last night to watch the movie together after the little three went to sleep. It's a "scary" movie so of course my daughter spent most of it cuddled up next to her dad in anticipation of what scary thing was going to happen next.... and it's not really scary, she's just a scaredy-cat.

I spent the whole movie talking to the television and wondering why she was doing what she was doing. We've all watched the movies where we sit there and yell at the characters "DON'T DO THAT" and they never listen. Why don't they listen? I found the movie very predictable, which was rather disappointing. I wish I had more of the experience that my daughter had. The "edge of your seat" anticipation of what's going to happen next. I would have loved that feel. Sadly, I guess my age is catching up to me and I'm just not as easily scared as I once was. I mean, I watch Stephen King movies as a child and loved the scare factor, I watch them now and wonder why.

As a whole, even though I was disappointed that it wasn't scary and was predictable, I really did like the movie. Maybe different actors may have helped, I'm not sure but this one just didn't have the awesome factor that I like. My husband on the other hand really enjoyed the movie, when it was over he said he really liked it. My daughter, on the other hand, I'm not sure how much she saw through her dad's shoulder haha. I found it quite funny that every time the movie changed music and things got quite you could hear "What's happening?" in a muffled voice from behind daddy's back. All in all, I'd say we each enjoyed the movie for different reasons and definitely enjoyed the time together watching it.

 ~~I received access to the movie mentioned above for free in exchange for an honest written review of my opinion. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers~~

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