Matthew Lickona 1:30 p.m., Aug. 26
By way of a review, Scott Marks presents the How to Make a PG-13 Horror Film Checklist: Spooky house, pre-credit flashback to Super8 footage, two attractive teenage-ish leads, a Kristen Stewart replica, paranormal security-cam footage, a first-time director manning the till, a plot that crumbles faster than a piece of bleu cheese in Gordon Ramsay's fist, a young Asian-looking ghost with long, filthy black hair covering her face, dead neighbor dog, short running-time, and a snippet of originality -- this time it's the houseguest, not the house that's haunted. It's all here! Ashley Greene, Sebastian Stan, and Tom Felton star. 2012.
- Big Screen Review • August 24, 2012