Dream House Movie Review

`Movie review: Dream House Haunted houses and menacing ghosts have always captured the attention of horror movie lovers everywhere. However, the new thriller Dream House directed by Jim Sheridan, has not reached a point of great suspense, being filled with very predictable scenes and a distasteful portrayed story. It has been added to the row of cliches in many horror fan’s lists. The plot of the movie serves a great concept that was perhaps not developed in the correct way for a theater, but it has a feel more fit for a cheesy television film. It follows Will Atenton, whom has resigned from his job as an editor for a publishing company, to spend more time with his wife and two daughters, and finish writing his book. Once he is settling down in their new house his youngest daughter becomes upset when she sees a man standing outside of one of their windows. Everything goes downhill from there and he soon discovers that the people that owned the house prior to them were murdered five years ago inside. He investigates more and more and discovers something he didn’t want to remember. In ink the idea of it sounds like the movie would be filled with action and a great deal of curiosity would linger until the movie was over, but this 1 hour and 32-minute film casts a boring repetitive stance. The cameras tend to only like three certain characters from the film as they switch between them during the whole movie and don’t leave room for different points of views or much concern from the other characters. As for the preview of the movie, it is very long and gives everything away, including the main conflict and most of the outcome. Of course when you watch it before seeing the film, as the audience, it seems like the movie would be all the better and the best parts are awaiting, that is the role of trailers after all. “The preview for Dream House grabs your attention and pulls you into it’s action-packed thrills. We see two young girls, holding hands against a backdrop of retro wallpaper, perhaps alluding to the mother of all physiological thrillers, Stanley Kubrick’s, The Shinning. And some may call that cheap ploy, but i call that smart advertising. With the sharp editing and haunting music, the trailer works.” said Peyton Johnson The unoriginality of this movie leaves it’s audience a shadow of more fright then the movie itself casted. Is it just an allusion, or is it a collision of the films The Shinning with its remembrance of ghostly pasts ,The Others and it’s fake living , and Shutter Island with an unvdefined detective that finds out he is part of something that he cannot believe himself, all hastily put together, the world is left in thought. With Daniel Craig as the lead “(aka James Bond, and the only worthwhile part of this film)” and Rachel Weisz as his wife, they make it an all better experience to watch. Although director Jim Sharidan has directed very good movies in the past, it seems much imagination was not present this time. Many people have different points of views and may have enjoyed this experience, but some did not. “As the credits began to roll, i was not angry, that had come and gone, i accepted what i had just viewed, skipping the denial portion of the grieving process. Do not see this movie.” said Peyton Johnson