Movie Review: A Haunting at Silver Falls (2013)

by StevenHelmer

A review of the 2013 supernatural thriller starring Alix Elizabeth Gitter.

Synopsis: An orphaned teenager, Jordan, moves in with her aunt and uncle in the town of Silver Falls. While attending at party in a reportedly haunted woods, she discovers a ring lying on the ground and puts it on her finger. Soon after, she discovers she is being stalked by the ghosts of twin sisters who are believed to have been murdered by their father. Is she losing her mind? Or, are the ghosts trying to tell her something?

Review

It had been a while since I watched a horror movie with my wife. So, after putting the kids to bed and getting the cats settled, I picked this movie out.

As it turns out, this is a film I've actually seen before but, up until last night, really didn't remember watching it. After seeing it a second time, I can understand why. There's nothing overly memorable about this film.

This movie, to be honest, had quite a bit of potential. The twin sister ghosts (Jade and Nikita Ramsey) were pretty creepy looking and, since Jordan (Gitter) was the one who was haunted (thanks to the ring she found) rather than a specific place, they had the potential to pop up at any moment.

Unfortunately, the film just lacks any sort of fizzle. The twins, while creepy, didn't do much more than stand around making a scary face or gesture, unless you count the not-scary "they knocked over some photos and stole items" plot point. In fact, I think Jordan's Uncle Kevin (Bacic) was much creepier, at least in a potential pedophile sort of way.

The other major problem I had with this movie is it was very predictable. Once it became apparent the ghosts weren't trying to harm her (and that only took a few minutes at most) and were, instead, trying to tell her something, it didn't require any real detective work to figure out what they were trying to say. The movie didn't even make an attempt to steer the viewer in another direction and, as a result, most of the other stuff, including Jordan being accused of being insane, her fight with her boyfriend (Cavlo) and stories about other girls seeing ghosts was just useless filler.

A Haunting at Silver Falls

Inspired by the true-story of the unsolved murders of two twin girls, A Haunting at Silver Falls draws us into the shadowy, malevolent world of Silver Falls , a small town plagu...

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Final Opinion

As I said, the movie had some potential. However, it never manages to capitalize on that potential and, as a result, is a predictable, boring and forgettable movie.

My Grade: C

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Updated: 10/05/2016, StevenHelmer
 
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