Synopsis: Christine, a bank loan officer, is seeking to earn a promotion from a boss who wants her to make tough decisions turns down an elderly woman’s request for another mortgage extension. The woman, who is about to be evicted, casts a curse that results in Christine being tortured by a powerful demon for three days before being dragged to Hell.
Who’s in it? Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Lorna Raver and David Paymer.
What I liked about this movie: Well, to start, it does send out a subtle message about the golden rule and doing the right thing; not just caring about personal gain. After all, you never know if the person you are wronging is capable of cursing you.
The psychological part of the movie was also pretty entertaining. She knows she’s cursed and is going to die so it becomes a question of how far she’s willing to go to end the curse. Will she sacrifice an animal or is she willing to live with the guilt of giving the curse to someone else just so she can save herself?
The movie also does manage to have quite a bit of suspense to it. You never know when the demon will strike or if she will see the old lady (who is the creepiest thing about the film) again. And, that scene toward the end in the cemetery was definitely memorable. I don’t know if it necessarily frightened me. But, it did manage to keep me on the edge of my seat a bit.
What I didn’t like about this movie: If you’re even the least bit observant, you’ll figure out the ending long before it happens. This, unfortunately, does end up ruining the surprise twist at the end.
Final Opinion: It’s a better movie than expected. But, because I was able to figure out the ending ahead of time without much work, it didn’t end up being the best movie I’ve ever seen either.
My Grade: 3 stars out of a possible 5.