Out of the Dark seemed very interesting from what I had seen and read. Unfortunately, it didn’t deliver anything that really stood out to me. With that being said, it wasn’t a completely terrible flick, but it wasn’t the best either.
Every time I wanted things to pick up, it stayed with its set pace. That’s not really a bad thing, but with the lack of an actual story it made it a lot slower. Julia Stiles gives the usual Julia Stiles performance and Scott Speedman really just seemed like a stand in. Again..not bad..not great.
Out of the Dark places us in Colombia where Julia Stiles has moved her entire family to help out her dad with the paper mill. Now they move into a house which is owned by her dads company and it just so happens that this house is haunted by children. Eventually Julia Stiles’ child goes missing and we slowly begin to find out what the actual story is. The bad thing? There’s not much of it. We find out why the daughter disappears, but we never really find out what causes these children to be able to do what they’re doing. Nothing explains the supernatural here, so you just have to take it for what it is. Personally I like to know what is causing these “ghosts” to exist in a film. So when I never got that I quickly became detached from the film.
Now the way things were filmed was decent, but there were some incredibly dark scenes. To the point where you had no idea what was going on. You also get some mediocre effects and dirty looking shots that were a welcomed addition to the film. The best part of the entire thing was the make-up the kids were wearing. That probably contributed the most to keeping me interested.
Slow. | Out of the Dark [Review]
Had some interesting effects and some decent acting with very little to keep me interested.