I had wanted to see this film from the first time I saw the trailer when I was on holiday in the states back in March, my anticipation was high and I hoped that it would scare me. Well I got to see it and I was not disappointed at all, the premise is a ghost story haunted house but there is a different level to it and I have to say that the jump scares and the story are melded together by James Wan to create the scariest film I have seen in years.
The central performances by Rose Byrne and Patrick Wilson are brilliant as the couple that are dealing with what is happening around them and their family. Now there are some discrepancies that you could nitpick with but overall this is a solid scare filled film that actually made me need the light on when I got up to go to the bathroom the night I saw the film. Now I always invest in the films when watching them but very rarely am I scared or disturbed other than jump scares and even less often do they actually encroach on me after the film has ended so a good film for the scares. The ending is truly awesome and is worth seeing the film for what it does at the end, you might see it coming but it is delvered expertly
Not sure this will be for everyone but I give this a solid 4 stars recommendation and will look out for James Wan and Leigh Whannell in the future because they are not letting me down at all at the moment.