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The Other Side of the Door

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Emotionally resonant horror tale has children in peril.

Movie R 2016 96 minutes
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Community Reviews

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Based on 2 parent reviews

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A great mystery/Thriller movie to watch. I believe that this movies is under rated. Very good acting. First hour of the movies is brilliant , however the last part is not good as the first half.

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Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (4 ):

Though it borrows from Pet Sematary and other chillers and doesn't offer many fresh scares, this effective ghostly horror movie works thanks to characters with strong emotional centers. Callies (of TV's The Walking Dead and Colony) holds everything together with the believably distraught behavior in her performance. Maria never does anything dumb; even when she opens the forbidden door, it's done legitimately and understandably.

Director Johannes Roberts gives viewers the usual loud, percussive jump-scares; the ghost with the wide-open mouth; the ghost revealed in a lightning flash; and other old chestnuts, though the characters and the atmosphere of India help generate a few genuine/fresh chills here and there. The movie doesn't seem to care much about any local characters; they're all either servants or creeps, but, focused on the main family unit, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR tells an effective tale.

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