I assumed that Behind the Walls (2018) was another run-of-the-mill haunted house film with ghosts that go bump in the night and strange happenings. Obviously, it was that, but it was more than that. This was unexpected, though a little hard to follow.

behindthewalls_pKathy Harper, who is on the run from her husband (or so we think), moves into a weird-looking house with her three children. Yup, so far, nothing unusual from the familiar script. But what begins to happen is a tease of how it ends. And let’s not forget, being haunted by the past, which plays a role too.

There are several lighting/filter features that show different points of view, I think was the intention, but it was disjointed and weird without giving much to the film besides a visual effect. There were some that made sense, but for the most part, it was a waste of the budget.

The creature effects aren’t the worst I’ve seen, though it wasn’t really clear what it was besides a huge red mass undulating in the shadows of the basement. When the ending came, I was a little confused at first, I wasn’t sure how it all tied together.

3 Stars

The biggest thing I took away from Behind the Walls was to clean your air ducts. It’s not the worst thing to watch if you can’t find anything else, and I give it 3 out of 5 Stars.

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