“I wanted to see if we could find an Heaven, not an Hell.” - Sam (Liana Liberato)
The Asher family move into a new house with a chequered history. Pretty much off the bat, their introverted teenage son Evan meets a mysterious local girl named Sam. Together the two meddling teens unravel dark secrets about Evans new home.
Enjoyable teen-centric supernatural horror, not overtly an all out scary movie but it deserves credit. All the more for being director Mac Carter and writer Andrew Barrer first feature. Haunts story ran fluidly, even though it never really wandered far from familiar ground. The acting was great for this type of movie, special nod to Jacki Weaver as creepy nurse Morello and Liana Liberato as the angst ridden Sam. The gimmick of the old bakerlite radio being turned into an ham-radio that connects to the spirit world, made for a neat plot device. Theres pro-life & religious themes running under the surface, that didn't detract from my enjoyment. In fact the only real downside was the lighting at times was too dark, but thats likely down to its budget.
[Personal Reasons For Remembering]
Pediatric nurse Morello made a creepy character, she narrated the intro and outro like a female Vincent Price. 'Tales from the Crypt' could sign her up for chick cryptkeeper.
Originally taken from Letterboxd