The Damned (2013)- Ancient Evil Horror
The Damned (2013) Rating:
- Eloise = 4 / 10;
- Raoul = 5 / 10;
The Damned (2013) Synopsis:
A family whose car broke down finds refuge in a closed inn, where they discover a young girl locked up in the basement. Peter Block, Andrea Chung produced this movie under Launchpad Productions, A Bigger Boat, RCN Films & e-nnovva, Bowery Hills Entertainment.
The Damned (2013) Review:
Victor García’s movies haven’t been really convincing so far (Hellraiser: Revelations, Mirrors 2) but this one brings some hope, mainly thanks to a greatly written scenario.
The story in itself is nothing different from your usual possession movie, but the movie does play around one cool concept: “if you kill the possessed, the demon immediately takes hold of your body”. For this reason, the characters constantly try to lock the possessed person without ever killing him/her. Of course, things keep going wrong, but at least in a different way than the usual possession movies.
Unfortunately, I felt like this great concept was not exploited properly. The beginning of the movie is very generic and predictable, and it takes ages for the movie to bring on good ideas. There are a few scary scenes, but way too few, and for this reason, the tension never truly picks up. One thing that disturbed me greatly was the age of the characters: father, daughter, aunt….they all seemed to have around the same age, stopping me for identifying myself to any of them or getting attached to them.