Having got over in the new house, the family the Platform finds the unpleasant neighbourhood – in the house clap doors, on rooms the putrefactive smell and cold is carried, children are frightened by unexpected reflections and invisible "friends", on a body of Mrs. the Platform there are mysterious bruises. Inconveniences could be endured, if otherworldly guests did not start to do to girls harm. Then Platforms address to spouses Warren, to the medium and the priest who is engaged in studying and exile of evil ghosts. However this time as the opponent of ekzortsist the essence acts, cope which can to be beyond the power even for the most skilled experts.
Without having waited yet an exit of the film to the screen, the New Line Cinema studio already declared the beginning of work on a picture sequel. Continuation will be based on one more meeting of a couple Uorrenov with manifestation of the supernatural
In a horror film genre quite not easy to be allocated with something essentially new. For one hundred years of a cinema directors tried, apparently, almost everything, both in scenary, and in the visual plan. The era when impudence of the viewer any more you will not take now came, and founders of a sound horror need to collect literally on bricks the film so that to remain afloat. James Van in this case the player skilled – for a minute, it created one of main a horror franchizes of our time, "Saw". Therefore from it you wait for especially laborious work as Van excellent proved the enthusiasm for each of projects.
In a basis of "Paternoster" the real history of exile of spirits from the house in which the married couple the Platform became populated laid down. Ad and Lorain of Uorrena undertook to help prisoners of spirits as worried about the daughter and could understand concern of Platforms
What James Van in the new film prepared? And it prepared a brilliant combination of three, perhaps, darlings recently subgenres of a mystical horror. First, "Paternoster" is a classical history of a haunted house, with a mysterious cellar, ominous cases in the rooms, rumbling doors and hours frightening with an unexpected stop. Secondly, it is paraphrases of «An expelling devil» or that is more modern, «The last exile of a devil» – to this ritual interest of the audience did not weaken even after rather weak the second «The last exile» or absolutely helpless "Afflicted". Well and thirdly, at the film there are also sendings to so fallen in love audience in recent years to stories about attempts to embody the beyond on a film, it is not important – a photo, video or audio. Here to you and hello to "The paranormal phenomenon», and a nod towards "Reporting", and bow to recent "Apartment 143" if want. Heroes wander on dark ladders and in frenzy read spells of exile of spirit, without forgetting to document all this on a film and audiocassettes.
However the experienced viewer knows – much to be frightened, it is necessary to see enough of the bent ugly faces of monsters not simply. For completeness of effect it is desirable to empathize heroes. And here before James Van it is necessary to take off a hat – his characters are perfectly played, and therefore are perceived as the from first minutes of a picture. It especially concerns pair Farmiga-Wilson, but did not pump up also ghost "victim" – Ron Livingston, however, traditionally works at the second or even the third plan, and here Lily Taylor assumed heavy cargo of the most emotional hero of the film and coped with it on firm "five". Besides, pay attention on Dzhoi King, playing Christina. We just admired it in «Storm of the White house», here and now it safely pulls a blanket on herself. It seems, on the horizon there was new Chloe Moretts.
Well and at last we approached to defining point for a horror – terribly or not terribly. Unequivocally to answer this question not easy. Van carefully builds a narration, geometrically faultlessly designs scenes and shots therefore to foresee the moment of emergence of a ghost or loud «бу» – the moment (which, by the way, not so much) the viewer tempted in a genre can on time. However it does not do the film to less terrible. Even if предполаешь where and when in a shot there will be something terrible, always there is a place for own deep fears which Van’s hand reaches that music, visual effects, sharp installation, unexpected explosion of an action. Horribly. Horribly even for the most cynical admirers of night poskripyvaniye and basement tussiculations.