– (2015) – A group of friends stop at a house in Amityville, NY that has ties to Salem, MA. A pathetic attempt to cash in on notorious New York murders when it’s perfectly clear this is not a New York production. The characters, and everything they do and have happen to them, are useless, bland, and pedestrian.
– (2016) – Four friends and two tagalongs enter haunted woods in search of a girl who went missing over a decade before. Has a rough beginning that merely duplicates the original’s set-up, and the characters are hardly profound, but once the horror kicks in the tension never lets up. A relentless display of suspense, unpleasant atmosphere, and effective shocks.
– (1998) – A teenage girl has premonitions of an angry witch while an active serial killer stalks her new town. Could easily have become convoluted, but events are paced so there’s never confusion. The plot isn’t always razor sharp, but provides a pretty good mystery and some enjoyable character dynamics.
– (2016) – A New England family struggles with winter famine, a nearby witch, and mistrust in each other. The solemn and haunting atmosphere is hard to shake, as is the patiently awaited outcome. Some parts may border on silly, and dialogue is often tough to discern, but when all is said and done this is one stark experience.