Why so much hype?
Highly Overrated But Still Good
From my favorite movies..
There's no way I can possibly love it entirely but I just think its ridiculously bad, but enjoyable at the same time.
The best horror of 2014.The POV camera is more than a gimmick, and really comes into its own in the final conflict.This is a simple story of possession, with stock elements of religious repression and a cruel grandmother. There is a dark secret to do with sex, which is revealed at about 60 min and isn't unexpected.The POV technique gives an engaging insight into the heroine. I imagine this was real difficult for the director and actress to get right, but they succeeded. The only draw back is you don't get to see much of the beautiful actress. Also I thought a couple of scenes were prudish - I'm sure they thought hard about the POV, but it should give a full experience.None of the characters from the college scenes appears later on (apart from one hallucination), so that's a problem with the structure of the story.The real strength is the new angle on the exorcism rite, and the shock of the demon taking control. Makes for a powerful ending.Amazed only a few hundred have rated this movie, and more amazed they rated it so low.7/10 - for a horror, that's top marks.
This is the first POV movie I have seen (that hasn't included a video camera anyway). I was a tad skeptical at first given how they had done it, but after the first half an hour I was completely absorbed into the movie. I could feel her emotions and smile at her small victories...The producers did absolutely wonderfully with this. I fell in love with Grace and I will watch this movie over and over and over just to see her cute little shy moments where she fondles with her dress. I don't like this just for the sake of it being a horror movie. I love it because it pulls you by the hand through Grace's journey. From the beginning where it seems all cute and lovely, like what you would see in one of them teen movies and then slowly but surely, it introduces the horrors, but slowly. It doesn't throw them at you, it entwines you through them and this makes for a fantastic movie. It takes a lot for me to want to watch a horror a second time - this is definitely worth the watch.
I was really pleasantly surprised. The first-person POV is well done, the cast can act, the story is complete, and there isn't a single wasted moment.What may turn some potential viewers off is that this movie is also Lifetime-channel-ready, as there is no gore or nudity (at least in the version I saw), which normally would be fine for me, because I don't need the typical tacky tropes of horror movies to be able to enjoy a horror movie.However, in this case, the lack of nudity and gore is actually too safe and too tame, as it detracts from the movie's overall impact, especially with the back story glimpses and progressive changes in the lead character, but that's hardly a reason to stay away. And there must be the inevitable director's cut available sooner or later...
The sub-genre of 'Demonic Possession' has become most frequent in recent horror movie releases & most of them turns out average or below average time-wasters. So I was quite skeptical about it, mostly after watching the trailer. The weird thing about this movie is it isn't a found footage flick but the entire film shot on POV format...from the first-person perspective, mostly of a possessed person. Now, as a POV flick with such a common subject matter, surprisingly it still turned out intelligently well made & very decent overall. The reason it works mostly for keeping all things together pretty simple with good cast & characterization and its decent flow or execution of the story.Instead of that bad trailer that not only gave too much away but also kind of provide a wrong impression about the movie, the trailer for it required to be short & cleverly done, IMO.