|Come on, come on... Take a! Take another little piece of my heart, now ba-bay!!|
The problem is... they overdid the doom and gloom, and unwittingly overburdened the audience (while at the same time, underwhelming them with lack of plot).
|If I find that damn fog machine, I'm gonna trash it!|
Claire and Paul (Renee Willner and Danny Alder) head to the country to visit Claire's sick grandmother (helluva good time to introduce the family to your new beau!). Claire is entrusted with an funeral urn, by her grandmother (who already looks like she's been dead for weeks), with the eerie and vague notice that she'll "know what to do with it, when the time comes." Well, the time comes when a wailing Banshee comes to take grandma away to the hereafter. Apparently, grandma knew that her grandchild would screw up and kill the banshee, and then have to use the urn to fix up the entire mess. Grandma -- always knows everything, she does.
|Do you think I should sue those nincompoops down at the spa?|
the plus side is some of the creature effects. They are quite old school and clunky computer generated goblins, but the effect of them all flying after Claire, as she tries to escape in the climax, is really pretty creepy. If I had only an inkling of worry about the character's well-being, I might've had more of a connection.
All mood and atmosphere, gore and goblins. The only ghost here is the plot.