Another Country Another Spooky House
Sarah Harriman (Julia Stiles), her husband Paul (Scott Speedman) and their daughter Hannah (Pixie Davies) arrive in South America where Sarah is to take over the running of the manufacturing plant that her father Jordan (Stephen Rea) set up a couple of decades earlier. But soon both Sarah and Paul suspect some thing is not right in the home where they live especially when Hannah suddenly comes down with some sort of illness. But as they both dig deeper they discover that not only are they dealing with the supernatural in the form of child ghosts but these ghosts are connected to the company Jordan set up.
I woke up at around 3am this morning and I found myself struggling not only to remember the movie which I had watched just 6 hours earlier but also much of what went on in it. That movie is "Out of the Dark" a supernatural thriller which frankly is not that thrilling and truthfully not that supernatural. It is simply the magnolia of supernatural thrillers with a storyline so familiar to horror fans that even before the movie starts they no by the time it ends it is only ever going to be just about okay at best.
That is the trouble with "Out of the Dark" this is just a typical story involving a young couple with a young child moving in to a new home where there are ghosts that it takes a lot of will power to stay interested in it. Even the dark secrets which connect these supernatural goings on to the company owned by Jordan adds nothing new to the mix as it is that old vengeful ghost storyline again. I could go on because what special effects there are were only okay, the fright moments didn't really fright and the actors involved in this delivered solid performances but the characters are simply forgettable.
What this all boils down to is that "Out of the Dark" is simply a routine supernatural movie involving a family with a young child. It isn't a bad movie but it is a forgettable one.